We decide which is right and which is an illusion.

Archive for April, 2016

The Problem With Communication

‘The problem with communication is the illusion that it has been accomplished.’

George Bernard Shaw
Irish playwright, critic and polemicist whose influence on Western theatre, culture and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond

Whenever You Do A Thing

‘Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.’

Thomas Jefferson
American Founding Father who was principal author of the Declaration of Independence

The Fully Sane Person And Insane Society

‘The sick individual finds himself at home with all other similarly sick individuals. The whole culture is geared to this kind of pathology. The result is that the average individual does not experience the separateness and isolation the fully schizophrenic person feels. He feels at ease among those who suffer from the same deformation. In fact, it is the fully sane person who feels isolated in the insane society and he may suffer so much from the incapacity to communicate that is is he who may become psychotic.’

Erich Fromm
German social psychologist, psychoanalyst, sociologist, humanistic philosopher, and democratic socialist
He was associated with the Frankfurt School of critical theory

Mistakes Are Portals

‘Mistakes are the portals to discovery.’

James Joyce
Irish novelist and poet
He contributed to the modernist avant-garde, and is regarded as one of the most influential and important authors of the twentieth century

To Live While We’re Alive

‘It is not the end of the physical body that should worry us. Rather, our concern must be to live while we’re alive—to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a facade designed to conform to external definitions of who and what we are.’

Elisabeth Kubler—Ross
Swiss-American psychiatrist, a pioneer in near-death studies and the author of the groundbreaking book On Death and Dying

You Can Be Certain Of Improving Only One Corner

‘There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving and that’s your own self.’

Aldous Huxley
English writer, novelist, philosopher

Keep Positive

Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words.
Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior.
Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits.
Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values.
Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.

Mahatma Gandhi
Preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India