Posts Tagged ‘old associations’

250 – Thinking

Just because the wheels are turning doesn’t mean we’re thinking. What we call thinking in the ordinary mind is more like random thoughts crashing into one another in a chain reaction of associations.

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247 – Typhoid Mary

Mary may have appeared healthy but the disease she spread was deadly. She’s alive and well today spreading an old poison that’s even more deadly than typhoid fever. Are you a carrier?

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240 – Being Guilty

There’s little we won’t do again after we’ve paid with some token feelings of guilt. Let’s have a fresh look at guilt and some of the supporting characters.

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225 – Hidden

In our current condition we believe that darkness hides. It’s why we think we can get away without paying, why we think cause and effect is for someone else and why we repeat stupid mistakes again and again.

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223 – About Money

There are few things that get the internal machinery going faster than these triggers. Money is right up there with sex when it comes to the things we love to hate talking about.

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147 – Sing Me

There’s a song that is singing us and a song that could sing us. Can you get to the place where you can let the new song sing you? We’ve been singing that old tune so long it’s not going to be easy to get it out of our heads.

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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.