Archive for November, 2008

125 – Happy

Millions of people make happiness a requirement that seems to make them unhappy. How important is happiness?

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125 – New Emotions

If we wish to develop we’re going to need to be able to experience a whole set of new emotions. The emotions that currently infest our emotional centers are contradictory and counter productive to our internal development.

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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.