Monday, July 03, 2006

back to Earth

The new economic tiger and their optimism: Indian. Different perspective on the old stories of homeless children roaming the steets of Calcutta and women being thrown of their husband's funeral pyre. Mahatma Ghandi is truly dead. And conspicuous consumption is all the rage.
"Most Britons see America as a cruel, vulgar, arrogant society, riven by class and racism, crime-ridden, obsessed with money and led by an incompetent hypocrite." It takes one to know one.

Words of wisdom from the 1981 Nobel winner in chemistry, Roald Hoffman: believe in the middle. Extremes may make a good story, but the middle satisfies me. Why? Perhaps because I’m a chemist…. The middle is not static… my psychological middle as well as the chemical equilibrium. I like that. Yes, of course I also want stability. But I believe that extreme positions — the things you start out with in a chemical reaction, the things you finish with (all people A, bad, all people B, good; no taxes at all, taxed to death) — all of these are impractical, unnatural, boring: the refuge of people who never want to change. The world is not simple, though God knows political forces on every side want to make it so. I like the tense middle and I am grateful for a life that offers me the potential for change.

More words of wisdom from Carry Tennis"... however absurd this world is, it places before us occasional opportunities to respond with unambiguous moral clarity. " "...I don't necessarily believe that. But I believe we must live life as if things happen for a reason. " "...What I mean is, we create meaning in our lives by responding with our highest selves. We try to do the right thing."


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