Posts Tagged ‘Confusion of Tongues’

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Because imagination satisfies every center, we’re quite happy thinking that when we talk to someone they understand our meaning, as long as they smile and nod and say something somewhat appropriate in response. We also believe that we understand what someone else is saying to us, that their meaning is clear to us, or that we can make it clear without much effort.

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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.