Tag Archive | Wisdom

Ordinary People

To paraphrase Henry David Thoreau, the masses of modern society have been leading “lives of quiet desperation” for many years. This “quiet desperation” is an inevitable result of being locked out of participation in the fake democracy we’ve built in the U.S. as well as the feeling that “things will never change.” However, the quiet […]

Lessons In Life #3

Howard Zinn’s simple, yet necessary, reply to the rulers’ First Commandment of Capitalism? “But remember, this power of the people on top depends on the obedience of the people below. When people stop obeying, they have no power.” Simple? Apparently, for many people freedom is a difficult concept to comprehend. This is obviously due to […]

So Strange…

Life is so strange. We have people in prison for decades whose minds are free to roam the universe and who appreciate the simplest truths and the natural beauty of the world. Then, we have people whose bodies are free to go anywhere and experience virtually everything this world has to offer yet they choose […]

Why Don’t People Do That?

I was watching an episode of an old television show I enjoyed as a kid and heard a very interesting exchange between Eddie Corbett (portrayed by Brandon Cruz) and his father Tom Corbett (portrayed by Bill Bixby). It’s from the television series, “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father”, which aired from 1969 to 1972. Other regulars […]

Feel The Rain…

“As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve and life begins to flow with joy and ease.” – Eckhart Tolle Life can suck. That is, life can suck if you insist on believing that life on Earth is supposed to be perfect. Life is full of challenges, it isn’t supposed […]