Monthly Archives: January, 2012

Willingness

The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs. Joan Didion Joan Didion is an American author best known as a novelist and writer of personalized, journalistic essays. The disintegration of American morals and cultural chaos upon which her essays comment are explored more fully in her novels, …

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Why

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. Friedrich Nietzsche Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was a 19th-century Germanphilosopherand classical philologist(the study of historical languages). He wrote critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy and science, displaying a fondness for metaphor, ironyand aphorism. Nietzsche’s influence remains substantial within and beyond philosophy, notably …

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Confidence

Just as much as we see in others we have in ourselves.  William Hazlitt William Hazlitt was an English writer, remembered for his humanistic essays and literary criticism, and as a grammarianand philosopher. He is now considered one of the great critics and essayistsof the English language, placed in the company of Samuel Johnson and …

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Ignorance Ain’t Bliss

The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.  Wayne Dyer Wayne Walter Dyer is an American self-helpadvocate, author, and lecturer. His 1976 book Your Erroneous Zones, is said to have “brought humanist ideas to the masses”. Ignorance is a state of being uninformed. The word “ignorant” is an …

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Too Sensitive?

You are way too sensitive. Can’t you take it? Are you afraid again? What’s wrong with you; can’t you catch the ball? Can’t you take a joke? Are you going to cry again? What’s wrong with you today? Many of us were raised to be “tough” and overcome our sensitivity. Did it work for you? …

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