Posts Tagged ‘work’

072 – Vain Work

We’ve got to start from where we are. Where we are isn’t a pretty picture.

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067 – Stupid

The more effort I make in this Work, the more stupid I get. Why is this?

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065 – Changing

It seems what the Work means when it says change is different from what we may mean in ordinary life. What’s the difference?

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042 – Responsibility

This Work is such a burden. I’ll never make it with all that it wants me to do. Am I to expect less help as I go along?

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041 – Corrupted

How can we trust False Personality to let this Work work?

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039 – Shaping

There’s so much to do in this Work it’s hard to get anything done. Where can I start?

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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.