Posts Tagged ‘Challenge’

198 – Why Work?

The question is asked all the time but we rarely see it for what it is. It’s a challenge. What will you do?

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026 – Yes, No Again

We hear a great deal about our inability to do, in this Work. Some things we can do with a proper understanding of the principle of Yes and No.

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024 – Yes, No

Learning to say no to ourselves, after a lifetime of saying yes to anything and everything “It” demands, can be quite the challenge.

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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.