Friday, January 19, 2018

#People #Change: 2018-01-19

• You might think that a person has changed, but what has changed is what you notice about them.
• People do not change, but people often change what doctrines and principles they follow.
• People do not change, but when a person changes one philosophy for another then their actions change.
• People do not change, but often people will change their thinking on a deep enough level to change their behaviors.

• People do not change, but people can switch to new attitudes and perspectives that will lead to some new behaviors and habits.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

#Palestinian #Victimhood: 2018-01-18

• Palestinian victimhood magically confers rights to terrorism.
• Palestinians claim victimhood to claim the right to be perpetrators despite abuse not being an excuse.
• Palestinian victimhood, even if it was not based on lies and fake history, would never confer the right to use their own children as pawns in terrorism.
• Palestinian victimhood, though mainly a creation of propaganda and fake news, should not be used as an excuse for schools to teach children hate and revenge.

• Palestinian victimhood will never be seen as justification for not following the sane non-violence principles and teachings of Cesar Chavez, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and others.

#Journalism #Pigeonholing: 2018-01-17

• Journalism has become an exercise in pigeonholing.
• Journalism has become an exercise in creating conflict by reducing issues to competing either/or choices.
• Journalism has become an exercise in creating dissonance so as to attract an audience so as to attract advertisers.
• Journalism has become an exercise in discounting the positions of the opposition to the point of purposely losing their entire intention and meaning.

• Journalism has become an exercise in reductio ad absurdum when in fact the issues and sides are typically too complex for a reduction to absurdity or fallacy.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

#Evil #Excuse: 2018-01-16

• The evil always excuse their evil actions by citing the evil actions of others, not the good.
• The immoral always excuse their immorality by citing the immorality of others, not the moral.
• The dishonest always excuse their dishonesty by citing the dishonesty of others, not the honest.
• The childish excuse their childish conduct by citing the childish conduct of others, not the adults.

• The immature excuse their immature behaviors by citing the immature behaviors of others, not the mature.

Monday, January 15, 2018

#Magical #Feelings: 2018-01-15

• The desire to control does not bequeath magical powers of control.
• Annoyance and frustration do not bestow special powers or rights.
• Feeling hurt or offended does not impart supernatural abilities or rights to change or control others.
• Feeling displeased or distressed does not prove that you are in the right, sane, or entitled to anything.

• Believing you are right and on the right side neither makes you right nor endows you with any rights.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

#Results #Checking: 2018-01-14

• What are the direct results of your feelings on your life and relationships?
• What are the direct results of your attitudes on your life and relationships?
• What are the direct results of your habits and routines on your life and relationships?
• What are the direct results of your beliefs and thoughts on your life and relationships?

• What are the direct results of your conditioning and programming on your life and relationships?

#Gold #Mine: 2018-01-13

• You don’t bring gold into a gold mine.
• You don’t bring buckets of water to the river.
• You should serve the poor, not the rich.
• You should help the hospitalized and imprisoned, not the hoarding and indolent rich.

• Providing clothes, food, and shelter for those who don’t have them is more important than increasing those things for those who already have them.