Here’s a real definition of “real.”
1.actually existing as a thing or occurring in fact; not imagined or supposed.
“Julius Caesar was a real person”
synonyms: actual, nonfictional, factual, real-life
2. (of a substance or thing) not imitation or artificial; genuine.
“the earring was presumably real gold”
synonyms: genuine, authentic, bona fide
adverb NORTH AMERICAN informal
1. really; very.
“my head hurts real bad”
Here’s the real inspiration for today’s post:
What’s your real reaction to that?
My head hurts real bad when people
- deny climate change and
- otherwise deny what’s real to me.
It’s time for some real quotes:
Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come. — Henri Nouween
Character is like a tree and reputation is like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. — Abraham Lincoln
The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office. — Dwight D. Eisenhower
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. — Mahatma Gandhi
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance. — Confucius
Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit. — Hosea Ballou
There is no real beauty without some slight imperfection. — James Salter
The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows. — Buddha
Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present. — Albert Camus
Real magic in relationships means an absence of judgment of others. — Wayne Dyer
Nothing ever becomes real til it is experienced. — John Keats
The world is like a reverse casino. In a casino, if you gamble long enough, you’re certainly going to lose. But in the real world, where the only thing you’re gambling is, say, your time or your embarrassment, then the more stuff you do, the more you give luck a chance to find you. — Scott Adams
The truth is, as most of us know, that global warming is real and that humans are major contributors, mainly because we wastefully burn fossil fuels. — David Suzuki
Monsters are real, and ghosts are real, too. They live inside of us, and sometimes, they win. — Stephen King
People like to say that the conflict is between good and evil. The real conflict is between truth and lies. — Don Miguel Ruiz
Well, real estate is always good, as far as I’m concerned. — Donald Trump
To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity. — Douglas Adams
Nothing is so strong as gentleness; nothing so gentle as real strength. — Saint Frances de Sales
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. — Marcel Proust
To keep it real, I try to have new eyes every day. Here’s what I saw with new eyes yesterday:
Now I have a real dilemma: whether to share a real video of the Cookie Monster singing in the voice of the real Tom Waits …
… or this real video of my real son Aaron and his real friend Cameron from years ago, in which lasagna and Michael make real surprise appearances and Aaron keeps it real in the moment.
I’m looking forward to real comments about this real post.
Finally, here are some real thanks from me to all those who helped me create today’s real post and — of course! — to YOU.