Posts Tagged ‘misunderstanding’

291 – Mismatch

Just as it’s not wise to judge a book by its cover it’s also unwise to judge the internal man by how the external man appears or behaves in our perception. It’s up to us to adjust our own mismatch between our inner and outer selves.

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274 – Being Little

Who is it causing all these little ones to stumble and go astray, and what can we do about it? As usual, some proper self-observation shows us it’s an inside job.

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255 Balloon Men

How real are we? Not very. Why is that and what might we do about it? Let’s hear what esoteric teaching has to say about it. Brace yourself, you may not like it.

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161 – What If

What if people don’t understand? What if they misunderstand what I say? What if they get angry or hurt?

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138 – Reconciliation

How can you change yourself if all you do is observe but can’t do?

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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.