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penned in like livestock…

By |2018-10-23T17:19:56+00:00April 27th, 2017|Capitalism, Climate Justice, Corporations, Global Warming|

“The corporations that profit from permanent war need us to be afraid. Fear stops us from objecting to government spending on a bloated military. Fear means we will not ask unpleasant questions of those in power. Fear permits the government to operate in secret. Fear means we are willing to give up our rights and [...]

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rise of a false or superficial ecology…

By |2015-10-11T16:47:18+00:00October 11th, 2015|Climate Change, Solutions|

Distorting the truth and severity of the climate crisis is a strategy consciously embraced by some advocates for climate action. Columbia University’s popular CRED Guide to Climate Communications, for example, contains a section, “Beware the Overuse of Emotional Appeals”. Here, they caution presenters to avoid telling the whole truth about the climate crisis, as [...]

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fear of worst-case climate change scenarios…

By |2015-10-11T16:03:25+00:00October 11th, 2015|Climate Change, Communication|

It may be tempting to conclude that an effective way to communicate climate change information is to place a greater emphasis on its possible consequences. Some go even further, accentuating the risks by declining to mention the uncertainties involved. Such an approach evokes strong reactions in audiences, including fear of worst-case climate change scenarios [...]

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shows no mercy

By |2017-07-04T20:09:10+00:00August 12th, 2015|Courage, Emotions, Evolution, Quotes|

“I must say a word about fear. It is life's only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life. It is a clever, treacherous adversary, how well I know. It has no decency, respects no law or convention, shows no mercy. It goes for your weakest spot, which it finds with unnerving ease. It begins in [...]

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children are the hope

By |2017-07-04T20:13:22+00:00August 10th, 2015|Children, Future, Society|

“That was when it was all made painfully clear to me. When you are a child, there is joy. There is laughter. And most of all, there is trust. Trust in your fellows. When you are an adult...then comes suspicion, hatred, and fear. If children ran the world, it would be a place of eternal [...]

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it doesn’t interest me…

By |2017-07-17T02:13:40+00:00March 26th, 2015|Compassion, Culture, Determination, Emotions, Growth, Humanity, Life|

“It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing. It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for [...]

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man afraid of the light…

By |2017-06-30T15:12:30+00:00November 12th, 2010|Growth, Humanity, Men|

  Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark or the man afraid of the light?  - Maurice Freehill In a profound sense every man has two halves to his being; he is not one person so much as two persons trying to act in unison.  I believe that in the heart of [...]

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straight through it…

By |2017-07-21T11:10:55+00:00October 18th, 2010|Courage, Growth, Life|

“There are four ways you can handle fear. You can go over it, under it, or around it. But if you are ever to put fear behind you, you must walk straight through it. Once you put fear behind you, leave it there.” -Donna A. Favors, (Member of the Board of Directors of the Montgomery [...]

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