“It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”
“Those who prefer their principles over their happiness, they refuse to be happy outside the conditions they seem to have attached to their happiness.” ~ Albert Camus
“For the first time in history,” Bertrand Russell asserted in reflecting on the impact of the Industrial Revolution, “it is now possible … to create a world where everybody shall have a reasonable chance of happiness.” Indeed, we’ve pounced on that chance with overzealous want: Ours is a culture so consumed with the relentless pursuit of happiness, its secrets and its science, that it layers over the already uncomfortable state of unhappiness a stigma of humiliation and shame. But unhappiness can have its own dignity and can tell us as much, if not more, about who we are than happiness. That’s precisely what French philosopher and Nobel laureate Albert Camus, born 100 years ago today, considers in a portion of his private writings, collected in Notebooks 1951–1959.
Senator Bernie Sanders: Virtually no legislation can get passed without the okay of corporate America
Mark Twain: Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it.
‘The things you own end up owning you. It’s only after you lose everything that you’re free to do anything.’ ~ Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club