100% — Jonathan Haidt - “Groups create supernatural beings not to explain the universe but to order their societies.” #spot #on
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Eugene Delacroix - “The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.”
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“It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings.” - Ann Landers
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“…Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it’s yours.” - Ayn Rand
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“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
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My pick of the week -
One way of describing an ability to hold our convictions without drawing premature conclusions, feeling automatically defeated, or losing sight of what goodness life might be offering us today is the old-fashioned virtue patience.
Despite the common misconception, having patience doesn’t mean making a pact with the devil of denial, ignoring our emotions and aspirations.
It means being wholeheartedly engaged in the process that’s unfolding, rather than yanking up our carrots, ripping open a budding flower, demanding a caterpillar hurry up and get that chrysalis stage over with.
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“It is wonderful what great strides can be made when there is a resolute purpose behind them.” - Sir Winston Churchill
“Hope lies in dreams, in imagination and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.” - Jonas Salk
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George Leonard - “At the heart of each of us, whatever our imperfections, there exists a silent pulse of perfect rhythm, which is absolutely individual and unique, and yet which connects us to everything else”