Sunday, March 26, 2017

Lies & Dictators

* This might seem counterintuitive to some, but dictators are actually less hurt by the truth than by their inability to have their lies believed.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Faustian Deals

* The only Faustian deals we make are the ones we make with ourselves allowing us to surrender to our darker impulses while absolving us of guilt, if only for a while. 

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Lies & Insults

* You can lie and insult your way to the bottom just as easily as you lied and insulted your way to the top.


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Sanity & Survival

* As history keeps demonstrating, sanity is not a necessary condition for the survival of the human race. But it’s one of very few things that make it defensible.


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Survival

* Our continued survival as a species comes as a testament to a simple truth, one that we often forget on account of its subtlety: the sum total of the good we do every day far outweighs and outpaces the impact of the evil we perpetrate.

* Good begins as a choice then it becomes an impulse, while evil begins as an impulse before becoming a choice.


Saturday, February 25, 2017

Choice & Impulse

* Though many of us may be unable to see this, inaction is no less conducive to evil and mayhem than action.

* Oh how oft we have done this before, that for fear of losing control over who we are, we willingly give it up to shadowy figures and entrust them with our protection.

* Not every impulse is evil, but every evil begins as impulse. Not every choice is good, but every good is essentially a choice. We don’t get to be good by instinct, but by choice.