Throughout our lives, we constantly hear sageful advice such as: "Treat one another as you would like to be treated yourself "- That wise old Confucian saying of "Do Unto Others as You would have Done Unto You." We hear this, we know this, well most of us implicitly know this, yet often despite this, … Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Kindness
How mature are we at handling group conflict and disagreement? i invite you to join in our discussion on consensus truth and group objectives.
Speaking the truth - is knowing who you are, but is it always the best thing for everybody? "Don't wait around for someone else to tell your story. Do it yourself by whatever means necessary." -Lena Dunham So many around us choose to conceal, hide or change the truth to protect others or enhance ourselves. … Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Truth
Refugees and Journalistic Bias The MOTH and I were discussing the situation of the Tamil Family- the subjects of failed applications for refugee status, in Australia. This, despite country Queensland being their home of many years and the small community of Biloela wanting, and indeed fighting, to keep them in Australia. Federal court injunctions were … Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Being Open Minded and The Press
Sometimes we need to treasure the moment before it passes, never to come again.
Mostly anonymous, proverbs and sayings are a portal through time to generations past and echo a diverse range of cultures. They speak of the experiences of many lessons learned and the wisdom from thousands of lives lived.
Hypocrisy is the essence of snobbery, but all snobbery is about the problem of belonging or exclusiveness. “Some people have such good taste they can't enjoy anything.” ― Marty Rubin “They [Harvard academia] liked the poor, but didn't like the smell of the poor.” ― Chris Hedges “It was culture as class performance, literature fetishised … Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Snobbery and Privilege
When I had money everyone called me brother ~ Polish Proverb “If you risk something that is important to you for something that is unimportant to you, it just does not make any sense." Warren Buffet "Greed culminates in a selfish desire for something." [The philosophy Forum] He who knows he has enough is rich … Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Greed and Risk
You cannot step in the same river twice - Middle Eastern Proverb Can 'change' be a cyclic force, or is it more linear, with a beginning and an end? Weekly Quotes “When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” -Ben Franklin Confucius “The superior man governs men, according to their nature, with what is proper to them, … Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Change
What is the soul? Can you define what it means to you in secular terms?