Chamblee54

Arrogance: Being Wrong In A Loud Voice

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on March 18, 2012







These visits to alternative reality are from a variety of sources. Included are Facebook (fb), Futility Closet (fucl) , and All Aphorisms, All The Time (Aph) .Attempts to maintain a no profanity blog will be suspended for this post. // “Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore (fb) // “I have come to believe that religious traditions exist not to serve the faithful, but to help the faithful serve the world.” Brad Hirschfield (fb) // “If you remain in the present moment, you will never get hurt. Forget about your past life. Forget about your future life. Unless you open your heart, unless you jump into the inner abyss, you are not going to become enlightened. Ultimately, you have to knock on your own door; you have to beg at your own door; you have to come back to yourself.” (fb) // What doesn’t kill, oppresses. (Aph) // When I fall asleep beside you, you are condemned to resume my life (Aph) // searching for work is unpaid work (Aph) // Listen and you learn how to lie. Lie and you forget how to listen. (Aph) // I found out how to lie to hacks: I told the truth and nobody believed that. (Aph) // If you are completely attached to your ego, you perceive any criticism, disagreement with your ideas, or even analysis thereof as an attack, so of course you are compulsively defensive. Arguments, power games, judgment, and all the attendant drama in the world spring from this state. Your attempt to gain power overs via these means is insecurity, not strength. Your low cunning, “strategic” thinking, aggressiveness, competitiveness, attacking others in any form, all in vain, for they increase your fear, rather than alleviate it. Your attempts to feel substantial via the attainment of status, recognition, possessions, money, your success or that of your mate or children, a special relationship, power, your job, knowledge, education, skills, the way you look, your religious and political beliefs, your family history, or any other affiliation (what have I left out?)…are self-destructive because inauthentic. And no one else gives a crap, either. (fb) // In the absence that Which Is Not, that Which Is, Is Not.”, “Behold I say onto thee Ye Are As Gods.”, “Seek & You Shall Find.”, “As Above, So Below.”, “The Thing you are looking for is the Thing you are looking with.”Relieved yet? (fb) // A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished work, will never be able to throw away his life.-Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning (fb) // A celebrity is everyone but himself. (Aph) // An introvert is happy to be no one. To be someone requires the consent of too many people. (Aph) // I’m well over sixty. That’s not always true. Sometimes I’m fairly ill over it. (Aph) // The sky never quite recovers from a fallen tree. (Aph) // I only write the lines I would highlight in a novel or essay. Why bother with the rest? (Aph) // There are no right angles in the brain, though there may be wry tangles. (Aph) // Portion out pleasure so that one can always still increase it. – Immanuel Kant, Anthropology from a pragmatic point of view (fb) // No person wishes to abandon Christian terminology, but they can secretly change it so that it doesn’t require decision or action.-Soren Kierkegaard, Two Ages: A Literary Review (fb) // The public comes into existence because all its participants become spectators rather than participants.-Soren Kierkegaard, Two Ages: A Literary Review (fb) // “I wouldn’t say when you’ve seen one western you’ve seen the lot, but when you’ve seen the lot you get the feeling you’ve seen one.” — Katharine Whitehorn (fucl) // “I see that both Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum now have Secret Service with them on the campaign trail. And in Santorum’s case I think it’s the first time he’s actually ever used protection,” – Senator Scott Brown, after Conan O’Brien. // Always leave your glasses where you can see them. (Aph) // The more I try to escape, the more the arrow of Everything considers me its bull’s eye. (Aph) // When a tiger attacks you, become a jungle. (Aph) // It is often not what you take off that leaves you naked, but what you take on. (Aph) // Maine is the only one-syllable state name. (fucl) // During a newspaper interview in March 1966, John Lennon said that the Beatles were “more popular than Jesus.” On August 13, radio station KLUE in Longview, Texas, organized a bonfire in which protesting Christians burned their Beatles records. The following day, the station’s broadcast tower was struck by lightning, rendering the news director unconscious and knocking the station off the air. (fucl) // The longest unhyphenated place name in the United States is Kleinfeltersville, Pennsylvania. (fucl) // “Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.” — Robert Frost (fucl) // “Although violence and the use of force may appear powerful and decisive, their benefits are short-lived. Violence can never bring a lasting and long term resolution to any problem, because it is unpredictable and for every problem it seems to solve, others are created. On the other hand, truth remains constant and will ultimately prevail.” ~ His Holiness the Dalai Lama (fb) // “You have a moral responsibility when you’ve been given far more than you need, to do wise things with it and give intelligently,” J.K. Rowling (fb) // Reality leaves a lot to the imagination. John Lennon // beauty is in the eye of the beholder. ugly uses all five senses. // “Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but for me looking as a Christian, I just don’t see the Jesus that I follow collaborating with the persecution of an already oppressed minority group.” ~ Aussie rugby star David Pocock (fb) // An introvert is happy to be no one. To be someone requires the consent of too many people. (Aph) // I’m well over sixty. That’s not always true. Sometimes I’m fairly ill over it. (Aph) // The sky never quite recovers from a fallen tree. (Aph) // I only write the lines I would highlight in a novel or essay. Why bother with the rest? (Aph) // There are no right angles in the brain, though there may be wry tangles. (Aph) // Wine in, whine out. (Aph) // “I find all books too long.” — Voltaire (fucl) // “One always tends to overpraise a long book because one has got through it.” — E.M. Forster (fucl) // “A big book is a big nuisance.” — Callimachus (fucl) // In 1959 Bertrand Russell and Lord Russell of Liverpool wrote a joint letter to the Times: “Sir: In order to discourage confusions which have been constantly occurring, we beg herewith to state that neither of us is the other.” (fucl) // Arrogance: being wrong in a loud voice. (Aph) // The more complicated something is the greater the number of ways it can break down. (Aph) // Buy what you need and you will never want. Buy what you want and you will forever be in need. (Aph) // When you are free to choose, the choice is compulsory. (Aph) // Selah






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