“How much beauty do we miss in this world because we don’t stop and look around?”
On the American Class System
Stratification is a difficult concept for Americans to grasp because it conflicts with the deeply held ideal of human equality and the fictive identification of the United States as a classless society. Even so, class is an element of American society, and the ideal of equality is taught to children as equal opportunity rather than equal results. Therefore, there can be rich and poor, powerful and powerless, as long as all people have the right to reach high positions. Every child, or boy, it was said until recently, can grow up to be president. The fact that this is not true, and has never been, is a painful cultural contradiction that many Americans would like to ignore.
-from Global Perspectives by Ann Kelleher and Laura Klein.
“Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.”Gautam Buddha
“It does no harm to the romance of the sunset to know a little bit about it.”
“You’ll meet a lot of people in the world. You just have to know which ones are the good guys, and which ones are the Klingons.”
One of my favorite movie lines...
|Bruce:||The bandit, in the forest in Burma, did you catch him?|
|Alfred:||We burned the forest down.|
A Wise-Man Once Said…
If you repent a lie often enough it becomes