Archive for March, 2007

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 – Observing

We’ve got to build something in us that can see us, as we are, without going crazy with what it sees.

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040 – Force 2

Now that we know how to get it what can we do with it?

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041 – Corrupted

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

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039 – Force 1

No matter what we wish from life it’s going to take some kind of force to realize it.
Learn which kind of force to use when and where.

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040 – How to Suffer

Suffering is as inevitable as our desire to avoid it. A better use of energy might be to learn how to do it to our benefit.

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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.