Posts Tagged ‘Balanced Man’

224 – Equipoise

A balanced Man is a beautiful thing. As we are we don’t know much about that, but we do have some examples that it would serve us well to follow. If we can get our Pride and Vanity out of the way long enough to get a glimpse of their beauty.

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223 – Work Professor

What’s up with all the people in the Work who can talk it but don’t walk it? We all know better but act worse. Unfortunately we don’t seem to know when we’re acting worse. Others do though we’re loath to listen to them.

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204 – Perception

What’s the point of Gurdjieff’s statement about real art?

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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.