Tag Archives: Self

Elephants Mourn Their Dead (Happy the Elephant)

Elephants Mourn Their Dead (Happy the Elephant)by Michael DoyleNo freedom, no libertyNo right to fundamental dignityHappy the Elephant pays the costAnd the decision it seems is lostThere will be no sanctuaryPersonhood has been denied capacityRegardless of intelligence, elephants are thingsSubstantially … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Every Man Is An End In Himself, Not A Means To the Ends of Others, Not A Sacrificial Animal Serving Anyone’s Need

“The moral justification of capitalism is man’s right to exist for his own sake, neither sacrificing himself to others nor sacrificing others to himself; it is the recognition that man — every man — is an end in himself, not … Continue reading

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Recovering the Way To Self

Recovering the Way To Selfby Michael DoyleComing back from catastropheTakes the best of you and meStill you must move towardThis attitude to move forwardIn overcoming adversityThis is the challenge for you and meDramatic changes come and goThis is the path … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Many A Book Is Like A Key To Unknown Chambers Within the Castle of One’s Own Self

“Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.”– Franz Kafka

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Making Moments Memories

Making Moments Memoriesby Michael DoyleIt’s the momentsNot selfies that we needIn these times that aren’t contentBut from these, we can be freedLike mental orgasmsCrept up on with enthusiasmNot the dull day of egoThat add up to practically zeroOne photo after … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: All Great Human Deeds Both Consume and Transform Their Doers

“All great human deeds both consume and transform their doers. Consider an athlete, or a scientist, or an artist, or an independent business creator. In the service of their goals they lay down time and energy and many other choices … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Nothing Is So Difficult As Not Deceiving Oneself

“Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)

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Thought For the Day: The True Civilization Is Where Every Man Gives To Every Other Every Right That He Claims For Himself

“The true civilization is where every man gives to every other every right that he claims for himself.” -Robert Green Ingersoll, lawyer and orator (11 Aug 1833-1899)

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On the Influence of Mass and Social Media

Mass Media Shaping of Culture and Perceptions of Self, Others and the World:             Where once Gutenberg’s printing press led the way in shaping the world, the driving technology in the modern world is mass media in its many and … Continue reading

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First Principles: He Who Permits Himself To Tell A Lie Once, Finds It Much Easier To Do It A Second and A Third Time, Until At Length It Becomes Habitual

“There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible; and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time, till at length it becomes habitual.” – … Continue reading

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