humanity

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destroying our own future…

By |2018-10-23T17:18:33+00:00March 26th, 2018|Climate Change, Future|

We have not only squandered irreplaceable natural resources, and polluted the land, the water, and the atmosphere, but poor farming practices have stripped land of its productive topsoil and seriously damaged food production. This happened earlier in such places as ancient Greece, North Africa, China, and pre-Columbian Central America, and over-salinization ruined irrigation systems in [...]

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many dark moments…

By |2018-10-23T17:19:36+00:00May 10th, 2017|Compassion, Courage|

“TO BE HOPEFUL in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys [...]

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killing any living creature…

By |2017-04-24T12:35:11+00:00January 20th, 2017|Culture, Humanity, Interconnectedness, Reality, Society, World Citizen|

“Until we have the courage to recognize cruelty for what it is... we cannot expect things to be much better in this world... We cannot have peace among men whose hearts delight in killing any living creature. By every act that glorifies or even tolerates such moronic delight in killing we set back the progress [...]

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answer to the mystery of existence…

By |2018-02-21T16:35:32+00:00June 14th, 2016|Condolences, Death, Emotions|

“Grief can destroy you -- or focus you. You can decide a relationship was all for nothing if it had to end in death, and you alone. OR you can realize that every moment of it had more meaning than you dared to recognize at the time, so much meaning it scared you, so you [...]

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dissect the elements…

By |2018-02-21T13:39:14+00:00April 29th, 2016|Life, Self-Reflection|

“What we call our destiny is truly our character and that character can be altered. The knowledge that we are responsible for our actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it also means that we are free to change this destiny. One is not in bondage to the past, which has shaped [...]

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things that tormented me…

By |2018-02-21T14:56:50+00:00March 15th, 2016|Emotions, Reading, Reality|

“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.” - James Baldwin [...]

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forces of corporate totalitarianism

By |2018-03-12T14:21:06+00:00March 15th, 2016|Animal Rights, Corporations|

“I propose that the forces of corporate totalitarianism are deliberately destroying this entire world in order to sell their simulated version of it back to us at a profit.” – Diane Harvey & “We poetically construct our identity as human beings, together with our values, largely through reciprocal relationships with animals.   They provide us with [...]

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what is home…

By |2017-07-06T02:40:23+00:00August 3rd, 2015|Family, Life|

“What is home? My favorite definition is "a safe place," a place where one is free from attack, a place where one experiences secure relationships and affirmation. It's a place where people share and understand each other. Its relationships are nurturing.  The people in it do not need to be perfect; instead, they need to [...]

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