Posts Tagged ‘Pretense’

192 – Best Foot

Putting our best foot forward isn’t about getting others to agree with our pictures of ourselves. Nor is it about pretending to be something we’re not.

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169 – Impressing

Practically, how do I deal with impressions that are coming in through the five senses? It’s not a good idea to bite off more than you can chew. Imagination will take over and you’ll be lost.

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168 – Dadblastit!

Oh goody! More negative emotions we think don’t have because we don’t express them verbally. Oops, looks like they’re still in there knocking around and causing problems internally.

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089 – Pretense

If we can’t *do* how can we do the Work?

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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.