Posts Tagged ‘lying’

170 – Grand Theft

Ordinarily we don’t think of ourselves as thieves and liars but a little light reveals some unexpected things when we look inside ourselves. It’s not pleasant to see but if we wish to develop internally it can’t be avoided.

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022 – Lying

A new understanding of lying and what the Work means when it says we lie.

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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.