Monthly Archives: March 2012

Humility and Arrogance.


The humble are unaffected by criticism or perceived criticism but the arrogant are affected by criticism or perceived criticism. Arrogance is the inflated ego (moul) of the arrogant and, like all inflated balloons, it makes a noise and collapses when … Continue reading

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Thwarting Idealism.


When something needing self-sacrifice from us needs to be done we tend to react by adopting the mentality of, or stating, why it cannot be done instead of how it can be done.

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Lifestyle and Contentment.


Observe how all forms of life are content with their lives; with the exception, that is, of Homo sapiens which for many thousands of years has been discontented or, where content, has been lured away from contentment by the temptations … Continue reading

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Doing One’s Best.


The only time when one can do one’s best is in the present. To do one’s best one can learn from past experience and/or plan for future action but this activity is about the past and the future respectively. Learning … Continue reading

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Self-defence and Laws.


The biblical statements, “Thou shalt not kill.”, “As you sow, so shall you reap.”, “An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.” etc. all refer to the law that for every action there is an equal and opposite … Continue reading

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The Pinball Machine.


Life is like a pinball machine. We start at a point and head for the end bouncing off pins on the way. The pins are like choices, they represent, depending on the player, the positive or negative menting (mentality) determining … Continue reading

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Passionate & Dispassionate.


In the modern, westernised world – a world increasingly of exaggeration, induced excitement, excess and titillation – it is common for people to be encouraged to be passionate about something. Such encouragement is misplaced because passion is an excessive emotion. … Continue reading

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