Archive for February, 2010

193 – Mini-Martyrs

It’s not likely we’ll give up our suffering if we think it’s our ticket to heaven.

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193 – Membrane

This was an interesting question. Esoteric ideas increase our valuation giving us a desire to observe ourselves. This question was a surprise: Now that I finally want to see what I’m like I find I can’t see. What can I do?

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192 – Duck and Cover

When you live with people explosions of negative emotions come around more often than we’d like. What’s that about and what can we do about it?

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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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191 – Feeling It

Real valuation is something which can’t be thought. It’s more real to feel.

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191 – Fruits

If I’m not working for results how will I know if I’m really working or if it’s all imagination?

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About Esoteric Talks

"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.