Learn your enemy

If you have an enemy, then learn and know your enemy. Don’t just be mad at your enemy.
-Denzel Washington-

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Science versus Philosophy

Science tells us how to heal and how to kill; it reduces the death rate in retail and then kills us wholesale in war; but only wisdom — desire coordinated in the light of all experience — can tell us when to heal and when to kill.
-Will Durant, The Story of Philosophy-

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setting free your children

“Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you. And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.”  -Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet-

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Being Unique

I personally like being unique. I like being in my own person with my own style and my own opinions and my own toothbrush. I think it’s so much better to stand out in some way and to set yourself apart from the masses. -Ellen DeGeneres, Seriously I’m Kidding-

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Lei’s daily duties checklist at 7 years old


M=morning

L=lunch

A=afternoon

E=evening

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irony

The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.

-Bertrand Russell-

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Separating the sheep from the goats

In general, sheep’s tails hand down and goat’s tails stand up, though some breeds of sheep look like goats and vice versa.

-Mary Ellen Parker-

http://rulesofthumb.org/

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