Posts Tagged ‘People’

086 – Sense

Some people don’t make sense when they talk. Some people don’t make sense of what others say.

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055 – Other People 2

How much responsibility do we have for how other’s perceive us?
From the perspective of this Work the answer may be somewhat surprising.

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054 – Other People 1

If we’re healthy and have our bills paid our biggest problem is other people.
It’s also our greatest opportunity for real work on ourselves.

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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.