Monthly Post Archive: February 2018

February 07 2018

Be the hero of your life, not the victim; no longer choose a life that looks good over a life that feels good. Give up on some goals so you can care about others. Be honest even if that means you aren't universally liked.

Paraphrased from an article on Thought Catalog by Brianna Wiest, November 16th 2017

February 05 2018

We are all genetic chimeras, at once saints and sinners, champions of the truth and hypocrites not because humanity has failed to reach some foreordained religious or ideological ideal, but because of the way our species originated across millions of years of biological evolution.


February 05 2018

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. This is the art of leadership at its best: the art that conceals art.

Lao Tzu (Laozi), Tao Te Ching, Chapter 11. 6th C. BCE

February 04 2018

If the legal system is bypassed because it is seen as ineffectual, what will take its place? Who will be the new power brokers? It won't be the Bad Feminists like me. We are acceptable neither to Right nor to Left. In times of extremes, extremists win. Their ideology becomes a religion, anyone who doesn't puppet their views is seen as an apostate, a heretic or a traitor, and moderates in the middle are annihilated. Fiction writers are particularly suspect because they write about human beings, and people are morally ambiguous. The aim of ideology is to eliminate ambiguity.

Margaret Atwood - The Globe and Mail, January 13, 2018