Why do we hold a dead person we know when they die – don’t want to let go (metaphorical turns into physical)
There is more truth in the mask than there is behind the mask
Assuming it is even possible, would we know perfection if we saw it
I know not what it means to be alone, to be poor, to have your loved ones die, to have no freedom or to have your dreams shattered. But I know what it means to struggle; so take my hand and let us struggle together.
We shun those who differentiate themselves via their ideology, sexuality etc (i.e. the way they think), yet for those who have similar minds we try to differentiate ourselves by what we wear, our body (materialism). An onslaught of true individuality.
Reasons why government allows things:
it is harmless (for them)
removing it is harmful
it benefits their goals
it ruins competitors goals (public, other countries)
Ethics classes confine ethics to a short, small area which appears separate from the corporation whereas every single employing should be considering ethics, not just those in the ethics department
People see capitalistic failures as secondary failures, not a basic failure of capitalism itself
If the minimum wage was raised to the living wage then many companies would not be able to operate. What does this tell you about companies?
Today’s remedies prolong their disease rather than cure it
The way we perceive a problem is part of the problem – not only wrong answers, but also wrong questions
Philosophising should not be limited to those who choose it as a profession, but should be an active part of everyone’s everyday thinking.
“I think it is more helpful to characterize criminal psychopaths as ‘unsuccessful psychopaths‘”.
“One researcher, Alan Harrington, goes so far as to say that the psychopath is the new man being produced by the evolutionary pressures of modern life.”
“The truth, when twisted by good liars, can always make an innocent person look bad, especially if the innocent person is honest and admits his mistakes.“
“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and the corporations which grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”
“The issuing power (of money) should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs” “The government should create… all the currency and credit needed to satisfy the spending power of the government and the buying power of the consumers… Money will cease to be the Master and will then become servant of humanity”
– Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States.
“When we withhold judgment regarding the scope of the remainder unknown to us, we subject our mind to the discipline of refraining from entering a domain barely accessible to our mind”
“When Man can look suffering and even death in the eye with the required calm, a dangerous weapon falls out of the ruler’s hands”