wisdom: “If goods and services do not cross borders, soldiers will”

request: This is within WW3 context and viewing earth as a single macro-organism, each nation akin to an organ.

"It's not a lie if you believe it"

A life lesson from George Costanza, a character of debatable integrity featured in television's Seinfeld sitcom.

"great minds think alike"

said to someone just after you have discovered that they have had the same idea as you --request

"a hit dog will holler"

an offended or defensive response to a statement suggests that the statement applies to the person complaining --wiktionary.com

"If You Want Peace, Prepare For War"

The [US Air Force] 96th Communications Squadron's Latin motto "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum" translated into English means "If You Want Peace, Prepare For War" --request

happiness is a choice

When in doubt, choose happiness.

"There will come a time when our descendants will be amazed...

...that we did not know such obvious facts" --a translation of Seneca

"reinvent the wheel"

to waste time trying to do something that has already been done successfully by someone else --request

"life is not all sunshine and rainbows"

Real life does not just consist of innocent, carefree happiness; there is more hardship or suffering in reality than one realizes --idioms.thefreedictionary.com

"in it to win it"

Participating with the sole purpose or intention of being victorious --idioms.thefreedictionary.com. Request: I say this occasionally, especially at work to get folks excited to achieve a common goal. Does this meme lean toward power or force?

"this too shall pass"

It reflects on the temporary nature, or ephemerality, of the human condition — that neither the bad, nor good, moments in life ever indefinitely last --wikipedia

"to love is to risk"

Level at which this wisdom is subjectively true.

"When in Rome, do as the Romans do"

when you are visiting another place, you should follow the customs of the people in that place --dictionary.cambridge.org

statement: "You are exactly where you need to be..."

"...having the exact experience you are supposed to be having." Request: This is a mantra I use frequently that brings peace of mind. Maybe others will like it too. Many, many spiritual teachers say this, including Ram Dass and Jeff Foster.

"you are what you eat"

Yes, I know the saying is not to be taken literally. Even so, it's an exercise in specious causality and ego investiture.