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  1. Mar 2021
  2. Dec 2016
    1. There are things you must apply yourself to very specifically because there are two aspects to life: There are concrete accomplishments and there is Mystery. You must approach both. Mystery opens you to a greater assistance than you could provide for yourself and saves you from condemning circumstances. Applying yourself to tangible things enables you to reclaim your self-respect and to build a foundation that is sound and firm. That is what personal growth is for-to build a foundation for Knowledge. What other value does it have? The person you are attempting to improve will be shed like a garment when you leave. As you become stable, then you can represent something greater. Without Knowledge, you are still profoundly confused and subject to miseries. Without purpose, meaning and direction, your life is still a desperate event.
  3. Oct 2016
    1. Under the brown fog of a winter dawn

      Winter is indeed a cruel season, particularly in London. Most do not recognize this, but London is at the same latitude of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Cold, dark, damp, and absolutely miserable. The "brown fog" gives sensory impression of it being sufficiently polluted.to remove any concept of morning purity.

  4. Sep 2013
    1. But in my opinion, Polus, the unjust or doer of unjust actions is miserable in any case,—more miserable, however, if he be not punished and does not meet with retribution, and less miserable if he be punished and meets with retribution at the hands of gods and men.

      Justice equals happiness