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Mastery over paradigms

It is in the space of mastery over paradigms that people throw off addictions, live in constant joy, bring down empires, get locked up or burned at the stake or crucified or shot, and have impacts that last for millennia.


“In the Babemba tribe of South Africa, when a person acts irresponsibly or unjustly, he is placed in the center of the village, alone and unfettered. All work ceases, and every man, woman and child in the village gathers in a large circle around the accused. Then each person in the tribe, regardless of age,

Smoker: Humanist tradition

“There are always some people who, though living honorable and consid­erate lives… prefer to keep ‘an open mind’ about the currently accepted expla­na­tions for things for which they see no evidence, or only evidence that is uncon­vincing. These people are in ‘the humanist tradition.’”

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Noticing what we fail to notice

The range of what we see and doIs limited by what we fail to notice.And because we fail to noticeThat we fail to notice,There is little we can doTo changeUntil we noticeHow failing to noticeShapes our thoughts and deeds. written in the style of R.D. Laing Source: Goleman, Daniel. Vital Lies and Simple Truths: The

Creating the future

"The future is not a result of choices among alternative paths offered by the present, but a place that is created — created first in mind and will, created next in activity. The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating. The paths to it are not found but