Posts Tagged ‘Meaning’

233 – Terms

We receive a question about terms, words and their meanings according to the Fourth Way teachings.What’s the difference between unconscious and subconscious and what does it matter?

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199 – Meaning of Life

It’s much more simple than we’ve been led to believe. There’s a reason for that.

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129 – Black Arts

We practice the black arts without realizing what we’re doing. We really need to know ourselves better.

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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.