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
"Wealth is not about having a lot of money; it's about having a lot of options." -Chris Rock Managing money often results in behaviours that might be regarded as greed or human competitiveness . Some folks feel an adrenaline rush at the prospect of making unexpected money. Creating wealth is often perceived to be a … Continue reading More on Greed Risk and Desire
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?
Several years ago, I created ‘Proverbial Friday’ on my blog, which morphed into Sunday Sayings. I became fascinated with traditional proverbs and sayings, their metaphorical layers and the many different interpretations found within just a few, succinct words. I marveled at their ability to transcend race, religion, opinions and age. Mostly anonymous, proverbs are a … Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Feelings of Enlightenment
Definition of an Ally: - to combine or unite a resource or commodity with (another) for mutual benefit. Allies or Friends can come in many forms. They might support you at the end of the phone, in person, or just by you knowing that they have your back. They make life easier and more pleasant. … Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Allies