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  • Town Heretic
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    Originally posted by annabenedetti View Post
    Do not swim with the current that is carrying you.

    Evoken
    Depends on the current. With Evo, that philosophy led to a tragic outcome because it was too broadly applied. Sometimes we fall in love with our methodology at the expense of the point of adopting one.

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  • annabenedetti
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    One great splitting of the whole universe into two halves is made by each of us; and for each of us almost all of the interest attaches to one of the halves; but we all draw the line of division between them in a different place. When I say that we all call the two halves by the same names, and that those names are 'me' and 'not-me' respectively, it will at once be seen what I mean. The altogether unique kind of interest which each human mind feels in those parts of creation which it can call me or mine may be a moral riddle, but it is a fundamental psychological fact. No mind can take the same interest in his neighbor's me as in his own. The neighbor's me falls together with all the rest of things in one foreign mass against which his own me stands cut in startling relief. Even the trodden worm, as Lotze somewhere says, contrasts his own suffering self with the whole remaining universe, though he have no clear conception either of himself or of what the universe may be. He is for me a mere part of the world; for him it is I who am the mere part. Each of us dichotomizes the Cosmos in a different place.

    William James

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  • annabenedetti
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    "Learning how to think" really means learning how to exercise some control over how and what you think. It means being conscious and aware enough to choose what you pay attention to and to choose how you construct meaning from experience. Because if you cannot or will not exercise this kind of choice in adult life, you will be totally hosed.

    David Foster Wallace

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  • Selaphiel
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    "Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance is the death of knowledge."

    -Alfred North Whitehead

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  • Dillpickle27
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    "Fear only exists in our minds it's not real it's a product of your imagination" Will Smith ,After Earth

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  • Dillpickle27
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    "You can never return home because home is a memory in your mind" Thomas Wolfe

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  • theophilus
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    "Forgiveness is the fragrance the flower casts back upon the foot that crushed it." ~Unknown

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  • annabenedetti
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    Do not swim with the current that is carrying you.

    Evoken

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  • Town Heretic
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    “You - you alone will have the stars as no one else has them...In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night...You - only you - will have stars that can laugh.”
    Antoine de Saint-Exupery


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  • annabenedetti
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    So you must not be frightened… if a sadness rises up before you larger than any you have ever seen; if a restiveness, like light and cloud-shadows, passes over your hands and over all you do. You must think that something is happening with you, that life has not forgotten you, that it holds you in its hand; it will not let you fall. Why do you want to shut out of your life any agitation, any pain, any melancholy, since you really do not know what these states are working upon you?

    Rainer Maria Wilke

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