Saturday, July 4, 2015

"Inter homines esse..."

"Just as you supported and carried out a policy of not wanting to share the earth with ... the people of a number of other nations, as though you and your superiors had any right to determine who should and who should not inhabit the world, we find that no one, that is, no member of the human race, can be expected to share the world with you. This is the reason, and the only reason, you must hang!" Eichmann in Jerusalem, Hannah Arendt

"...exploited shock to destroy individual personality...In 1942, Lucini Bini, a colleague of Cerletti’s, suggested repetitive use of electric shock daily for certain patients, calling his procedure “annihilation therapy”...
http://www.freedommag.org/english/LA/issue02/page11.htm

Transhumanism evil..."... does not believe in singularities of sentiment. By a very understandable defense reaction, this man who lives by the opinion that others have of him tries to deny the values of opinion. He is tempted to apply to men the reasoning which is suited to objects; he moves toward the analytic rationalism of the engineer and the worker:not because he is formed or attracted by objects but because he is rejected by men. And the analytical psychology he constructs permits him readily to reduce the synthetic structures of consciousness to a play of interests, to the composition of appetites, to the algebraic sum of tendencies. The art of dominating, of reducing, or of persuading becomes a rational calculation. ..."   Jean-Paul Sartre , Anti-semite - and the Situation of the Jew

"...he must somehow become once more an independent personality and so exert influence back upon them. They will use every means to keep him in that condition of impersonality which suits them. They fear personality because the spirit and the truth, which they would like to muzzle, find in it a means of expressing themselves. And their power is, unfortunately, as great as their fear...
With a grim relentlessness those conditions tend to bring up the man of today as a being without freedom, without self-collectedness, without independence, in short as a human being so full of deficiencies that he lacks the qualities of humanity...

we shall only slowly and incompletely gain power over these forces...to depose ignoble patriotism, and enthrone the noble kind of patriotism which aims at the ends that are worthy of the whole of mankind...it has to provide us with reasons for hope at a time when not only secular and religious institutions and associations, but the men, too, who are looked upon as leaders, continually fail us, when artists and men of learning show themselves as supporters of barbarism, and notabilities who pass for thinkers, and behave outwardly as such, are revealed, when crises come, as being nothing more than writers and members of academics..."
 The decay and restoration of civilization, Albert Schweitzer
“The Real Self is dangerous: dangerous to the established church, dangerous to the state, dangerous to the crowd, dangerous to tradition, because once a man knows his real self, he becomes an individual.He no longer belongs to the mob psychology; he will not be superstitious, and he cannot be exploited. He cannot be led like cattle, he cannot be ordered and commanded. He will live according to his light, he will live from his own inwardness. His life will have tremendous beauty, integrity. But that is the fear of the society.”   Osho

"And I directed myself to myself and to myself I said: You, who are you? I responded: 
A human being..." Augustine

Friday, July 3, 2015

Philosophy of suicide

"A guide to killing germs the right way ...disinfectants are effective against every type of bacteria ...And although we may think these products are keeping you healthy, the truth is that some of them may actually be harmful to both your health and the environment..."
http://www.mnn.com/health/healthy-spaces/stories/disinfectants-a-guide-to-killing-germs-the-right-way#ixzz3erLuONFr


"...air disinfectant spray kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria"

"Suicide (Latin suicidium, from sui caedere, "to kill oneself") is the act of intentionally causing one's own death. 

"there are 10 times more bacterial cells in your body than human cells, according to Carolyn Bohach, a microbiologist at the University of Idaho (U.I.)"
http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2011-09/fyi-how-much-bacteria-do-people-carry-around


"your body is home to trillions upon trillions of tiny passengers – bacteria. Your body is made up of around ten trillion cells, but you harbour a hundred trillion bacteria. For every gene in your genome, there are 100 bacterial ones." 

http://discovermagazine.com/galleries/zen-photo/m/microbiome

"...self-esteem reflects a person's overall subjective emotional evaluation of his or her own worth."
http://selfhacked.com/2014/09/05/should-we-be-building-our-self-esteem/ 



"Humans: 10% Human and 90% Bacterial..."  
http://bigthink.com/amped/humans-10-human-and-90-bacterial

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Ladies..."... a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down"...

"A robin ...
Though quite intent in his pursuit,...
He knows a song will move the job along..." 
Mary Poppins - spoonful of sugar


"Male robins are noted for their highly aggressive territorial behaviour. They will attack other males that stray into their territories, and have been observed attacking other small birds without apparent provocation. 
Such attacks sometimes lead to fatalities, accounting for up to 10% of adult robin deaths in some areas...." 
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_robin

My way...

"And now, the end is near
And so I face the final curtain
My friend, I'll say it clear
I'll state my case, of which I'm certain
I've lived a life that's full
I traveled each and every highway
And more, much more than this, I did it my way

Regrets, I've had a few
But then again, too few to mention
I did what I had to do and saw it through without exemption
I planned each charted course, each careful step along the byway
And more, much more than this, I did it my way

Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew
But through it all, when there was doubt
I ate it up and spit it out

I faced it all and I stood tall and did it my way

I've loved, I've laughed and cried
I've had my fill, my share of losing
And now, as tears subside, I find it all so amusing
To think I did all that
And may I say, not in a shy way,
"Oh, no, oh, no, not me, I did it my way"

For what is a man, what has he got?
If not himself, then he has naught

To say the things he truly feels and not the words of one who kneels
The record shows I took the blows and did it my way!

Yes, it was my way!!!!"

Monday, June 29, 2015

Iberleben...

 "...They gave a name to their strategy of survivor, iberleben, to live beyond, ...until liberation." http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/ghettohistory.html

"Coping strategies refer to the specific efforts, both behavioral and psychological, that people employ to master, tolerate, reduce, or minimize stressful events...." http://www.macses.ucsf.edu/research/psychosocial/coping.php

"Coping with a problem or situation in a 'proactive' manner, as in doing something constructive to deal with it rather than just worrying about it...."  http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_proactive_coping

"Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind." Aristoteles

"If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive."Audre Lorde

 
 
"...When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad..."


"The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances." Aristotle

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The jewel of the crown...

"Good name in man and woman, dear my lord,
Is the immediate jewel of their souls.
Who steals my purse steals trash...
But he that filches from me my good name
Robs me of that which not enriches him,
And makes me poor indeed."
William Shakespeare, Othello
 
 If someone tries to steal your "jewel" I will advise you to use a modern English style ...