Posts Tagged ‘Anger’

276 – Being Angry

Have you ever noticed how often being angry feels like freedom? Anger can give us a false sense of power. Power over feeling hurt, power over feeling vulnerable and feeling out of control. Esoteric teachings tell us that anger is a trap that drains our force. We can only serve one master. What you believe will determine which master you serve.

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"No good deed goes unpunished."

The person most frequently credited as the originator of the phrase is playwright Clare Boothe Luce. Also credited have been playwright Noel Coward, writer Oscar Wilde, journalist Walter Winchell and the late Washington Post writer Bill Gold. The original idea is probably an ancient proverb.

Appearing cynical on the surface, a closer examination of human nature reveals the False Personality to be incredibly vengeful and petty due to its hubris.

Plato has Socrates say, "An unexamined life is not worth living." The reason no good deed goes unpunished is because most people are living lives not worth living. If you feel a sting, that probably means you are spending more time and energy examining the lives of others than you are examining your own.