Posts Tagged ‘sacrifice’

146 – Quandary

This Work isn’t about making our lives easier, neat and clean. At first it gets very messy and may stay that way for a long time. There is a way out of this quandary, but it’s not going to just happen accidentally.

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077 – Art of Suffering

After becoming masters in the art of suffering we’re asked to give it up. Is it any wonder we struggle so much?

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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.