The Capacity to learn is a gift;
The Ability to learn is a skill;
The Willingness to learn it a choice.
Here is one of best quote describing about what we ought to say.
Learning to think first about the meaning of it before we spit it out which should be encouraging, benefited rather than destructive to other.
First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
Epictetus was a Greek Stoic philosopher. He was born a slave at Hierapolis, Phrygia and lived in Rome until his banishment, when he went to Nicopolis in northwestern Greece for the rest of his life. His teachings were written down and published by his pupil Arrian in his Discourses and Enchiridion.
Here is a brilliant quote from Carl Jung that explains why so many of us are feeling lonely today.
Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible.
I can see why people are looking for acknowledgement, approval or acceptance from other people. We are wired that way.
Language form a basic communication between two or more. Idea and thought can be passed through if we all are open to listen to one another humbly.
Mature in our thought simply but listening to others people perspectives without any judgement or conclusion from our side and accept their view as it is.
If you can support it, you do. If you can’t, just filter that out and leave it there.
Or we simply live a facade that makes us feel isolated.
*Facade is an outward appearance that is maintained to conceal a less pleasant or creditable reality.
In simple word, a false appearance that makes someone or something seem more pleasant or better than they really are.
Jung was also an artist, craftsman and builder as well as a prolific writer. Many of his works were not published until after his death and some are still awaiting publication.
Jung’s work was influential in the fields of psychiatry, anthropology, archaeology, literature, philosophy, and religious studies.
Have you ever heard of Noam Chomsky? If not, you might be surprised to hear that he is one of the most quoted scholars in history. The NY times also described him as the “top intellectual alive”.
Considering his groundbreaking theories on linguistic psychology and politics, why haven’t the majority of the American population heard of him?
The answer is simple. He goes against mainstream thought and has frequently criticized the actions of the US government and mainstream media.
As most of us consume our information through mainstream media, it’s easy to see why he isn’t as popular as he should be.
On Creating a Better Future
Optimism is a strategy for making a better future.
Because unless you believe that the future can be better, it’s unlikely you will step up and take responsibility for making it so.
If you assume that there’s no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope.
If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, there are opportunities to change things, there’s a chance you may contribute to making a better world.
The choice is yours.
by Noam Chomsky
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I particularly like this sentence or probably quote from one of it. As it says.
Give back to your loved one while your heart is still beating.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Metaphysics – Aristotle (384 – 322 BC)
Control and play around the possibility of expanding the ideas of what the thought could be and could not.
Seeing the strength and weakness of that thought and meditate it.
Filtering out. See what is correct from wrong, what is right and what is not.
And then it will engrave the thought in your life.
You are living your life for you not for other.
Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
The bible sees both body and soul as equally good and equally affected by sin.
It teaches that the great human struggle is not between mind and body but takes place within our hearts.
For the first time the supreme goal of life was not self-control and rationality but love.
Love was required to redirect the human person away from self-centredness toward serving God and others.
One of the sub content from Making sense of God (An Invitation to the Skeptical) by Timothy Keller
The art of communication is the language of leadership.