Posts Tagged ‘Zeitgeist’

Conspiracy I

If you read the essay Limitation, you may have clicked the link for the Zeitgeist film. If so, you saw that it’s about conspiracy theories. A dictionary definition of conspiracy is a secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful.

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Since this space is supposed to consist of my thoughts about the Work and how it might be applied to life, I find myself already feeling limited by it. To my way of thinking this is anti-Fourth Way. It seems to me that limiting one’s knowledge is something that needs to be considered seriously. As an example, I don’t use crack cocaine.

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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.