Thursday, October 7, 2010

Can you learn to be lovely?

A friend of mine said he needed to "work on being lovely" before finding a girlfriend so I googled "Can you learn to be lovely?". The secular answer according to google is "no". But of course "Ask and ye shall receive" springs to mind. Maybe all he needs to do is ask to be lovely, it certainly beats google's response - which I have turned into a poem of sorts.

Learning to be lovely (google style)
You can learn Bulgarian
You can learn to take lovely
Cityscape photographs
You can learn to clean
Granite countertops
You can learn to read
“The Lovely Bones”
You can learn the care
Of lovely pets
You can learn to sing
“Gonna be a lovely day”
But you can't learn to be lovely
Nice gadgets help you learn Chinese
Nice girls help you finish first
But best of all
You can
Learn to be nice
Just read this
And meditate for 10,000 hours
Lutz, A., Brefczynski-Lewis, J., Johnstone, T., Davidson, R.J., Baune, B. (2008). Regulation of the Neural Circuitry of Emotion by Compassion Meditation: Effects of Meditative Expertise. PLoS ONE, 3(3), e1897. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0001897

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