Camus on 2 + 2 = 4

Albert Camus

“But again and again there comes a time in history when the man who dares to say that two and two make four is punished with death. The schoolteacher is well aware of this. And the question is not one of knowing what punishment or reward attends the making of this calculation. The question is one of knowing whether two and two do make four.”

― Albert Camus, The Plague

Albert Camus (November 7, 1913 – January 4, 1960)  was a French philosopher, author, and journalist. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature at the age of 44 in 1957, the second youngest recipient in history. Camus was born in Algeria to French parents. He spent his childhood in a poor neighbourhood and later studied philosophy at University of Algiers. Wikipedia

Idiom: Fish rots from the head down

FISH ROTS FROM THE HEAD DOWN

MEANING | SYNONYMS

  • IT REFERS TO FAILING ORGANIZATIONS AND HOW THE BLAME OF IT SHOULD BE ON ITS ‘HEAD’ THAT IS ITS LEADERSHIP.
  • IT DOES NOT TALK ABOUT THE BIOLOGY OF THE FISHES AND SHOULD NOT BE USED AS A LITERAL MEANING. THIS IS BECAUSE AN ACTUAL FISH STARTS TO ROT FROM ITS GUTS AND NOT HEAD ACCORDING TO PISCINE BIOLOGY.

EXAMPLE SENTENCES

  1. THE COMPANY WAS BOUND TO BE CLOSED SOONER OR LATER CONSIDERING THE KIND OF MANGERS THAT THEY HAD HIRED. A FISH ROTS FROM THE HEAD DOWN AFTER ALL.
  2. A LEADER HAS TO BE OF A STRONG WILL AND GOOD CHARACTER OTHERWISE AS IT IS SAID, THE FISH ROTS FROM THE HEAD DOWN. THE WHOLE ORGANIZATION WOULD THEN HAVE TO SUFFER BECAUSE OF IT.
  3. HIS MAID SERVANT DOESN’T DO ANYTHING AS ASKED FOR. BUT THE FISH ROTS FROM THE HEAD DOWN, LOOK AT HOW UNORGANIZED HIS OWN LIFE IS.

ORIGIN

ALTHOUGH NOT CERTAIN, THE ORIGINATION OF THIS PROVERB MAY BE ASSOCIATED WITH SIR JAMES PORTER’S WORK THAT WAS PUBLISHED IN 1768 CALLED ‘OBSERVATIONS ON THE RELIGION, LAW, GOVERNMENT, AND MANNERS OF THE TURKS’. IT IS A POPULARLY USED FOR BIG ORGANIZATIONS NOWADAYS INSTEAD OF FOR INDIVIDUALS. BUT USING IT FOR INDIVIDUALS WOULD NOT BE WRONG.

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Movie: The Professor and the Madman

The Professor and the Madman
2019 ‧ Drama/Thriller ‧ 2h 4m

Description

Based on the 1998 book `The Surgeon of Crowthorne’ by Simon Winchester, the life of Professor James Murray is portrayed as he begins work on compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid-19th century. As he led the overseeing committee, the professor received over 10,000 entries from one source in particular – a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr William Minor.

Release dateMay 10, 2019 (USA)
Budget25 million USD

ScreenplayFarhad SafiniaTodd Komarnicki

(Submitted by Richard Branam)

SUNDAY NIGHT TRANSLATION GROUP – 6/2/19

Translators:  Richard Branam, Mike Zonta, Hanz Bolen, Alex Gambeau

SENSE TESTIMONY:  Feeling unwelcome and unsafe and unable and without help may lead to suicide as the only way to end unbearable mental and emotional suffering.

5th Step Conclusions:

1)  Truth is the comforter that welcome All to its Safety.

2)  All is acceptable/welcome, safe/uninjured, able/handy, fixed/unbroken, Truth culminating in Truth, I experiencing mental and emotional pleasure, Mind exciting the Universe.

3)  Truth is the Appreciation of Awareness, this Capacity, Quality, Quantity for Passion: this Matrix Being the Resourceful Origin of All Life: this Immeasurable Help-Meet, These Swaggering Abstract: Via- Media Giving Fertility: this Birthing of Intentionally Forced Emotional Motivation is Awareness of the Androgynous AMNESS, ONE Individuated GOD Selves’.

4)  Truth Consciousness I We Thou is the sustenance of all Being, The Cause of all Desire, Bearing all with Safe Sound Reliable Assistance, touching and guiding all, providing all, witnessing all, Being All One Instantaneously Everywhere, Universal Integrity.

Gemini New Moon, June 3rd, 2019 (13 degrees) 3:01 am PDT

Wendy Cicchetti

The Gemini New Moon draws attention to communication at all levels — internally and externally — and of all types. Therefore, passing thoughts and ideas, as well as positive and negative self-talk, are under the microscope. But so, too, are the ways we interact with others through communicating. With Gemini accentuated, the verbal exchange is often at the forefront and, under the Moon’s rays, can be emotionally driven. The outflow of words may be our key method of emotional clearing, but equally, we need to hear back from others.

As part of the current lunation, Jupiter sits in oppositionto the SunMoon conjunction and to Mercury. Jupiter, the planet of plenty, has bountiful wisdom, knowledge, and experience to offer. Yet, in opposition to the Moon, Sun, and Mercury, it may also have just a little too much to say! Part of the challenge for many of us this month, then, will be achieving a fine balance in applying knowledge and communication skills. While getting to the truth is also the spiritual direction of Jupiter, the way this truth sets us free may not always be comfortable. An outpouring of words, therapeutic though that could be, might lead to stronger ripples and developments than anticipated. To some degree, we can perhaps influence the direction of those developments, with Mercury strong in its own sign and, unlike Jupiter, in forward (rather than retrograde) motion. But listening — and truly hearing what is said — may be at least as vital as speaking up.

The flip side of all of this is that, even if events still seem beyond our control or wishes at times, it is probably pointless to avoid the truth — at least in the longer term. But, as T. S. Eliot wrote, in his poem Burnt Norton (the first of his Four Quartets), “humankind cannot bear very much reality.” As we acknowledge that the human psyche and related body systems can only deal with so much at once, now is the perfect time for getting back to basics. To prevent life from becoming too stressful for us, we can avoid the all-at-once, nonstop flow of Jupiterian excess by choosing more carefully what we focus on and take on.

Gemini is famous for keeping options open, perhaps trying to escape boredom or the potential disappointment of committing to something that then fails to please or deliver. But it could be that leaving things open, without a clear commitment, is the real problem, and allowing the brain to become overloaded with options is unhelpful. Fortunately, we can fall back on tried and tested methods, such as meditation, mindfulness, and physical exercise, to bring the mind and body back into balance and find peace.

This article is from the Mountain Astrologer, written by Diana Collis.

PLAN YOUR OWN NEW MOON CEREMONY. Give yourself some quiet time in meditation to see where you need to seed new ways of becoming. List these areas within your life you want to change. What areas do you want to break free from the norm and become more productive and discerning? The NEW MOON is the time to manifest the personal attributes you want to cultivate as well as the tangible things you want to bring to you. Possible phrasing: I now manifest ____ into my life. I am now _______ . Remember, think, envision and feel with as much emotion as possible, as though you already have what you want. Thoughts are things and the brain manifests exactly what you show it in the form of thoughts, visuals and emotions. The Buddha said, and I am paraphrasing, “We are the sum total of our thoughts up to today. ” If we want to be different then we must change our thoughts. “If you always do what you’ve always done then you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” CONSCIOUS CHANGE is the key.

Eugene O’Neill’s RHS of his family: Long Day’s Journey Into Night


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Published on Apr 29, 2019

Long Day’s Journey into Night is a drama play in four acts written by American playwright Eugene O’Neill in 1941–42, first published in 1956. The play is widely considered to be his magnum opus and one of the finest American plays of the 20th century. It premiered in Sweden in February 1956 and then opened on Broadway in November 1956, winning the Tony Award for Best Play.

O’Neill posthumously received the 1957 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Long Day’s Journey into Night. The work concerns the Tyrone family, consisting of parents James and Mary and their sons Edmund and Jamie. Mary is addicted to morphine and Edmund is ill with tuberculosis. The “Long Day” refers to the setting of the play, which takes place during one day. The play is semi-autobiographical.

More:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Day%27s_Journey_into_Night

Jack London on inspiration

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”

― Jack London (January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916) was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist. A pioneer in the world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first writers to become a worldwide celebrity and earn a large fortune from writing. Wikipedia

20 Most Inspiring Ted Talks of all Time That You Should Not Miss

1. Isabel Allende: How to live passionately–no matter your age

No. of views: 117,643

Message: Isabel Allende gives an incredible perspective on how to live your life. Regardless of how old you are, you have the choice to live passionately.

2. Ron McCallum: How technology allowed me to read

No. of views: 56,568

Message: Ron McCallum, a man who has been blind for over six decades, talks about how technology gives tremendous benefits to the visually impaired.

3. Dan Pink breaks down the science behind motivation

No. of views: 3,906,618

Message: Dan Pink talks about how incentive design doesn’t spark creativity. Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think.

4. Brené Brown discusses her personal request to understand the vulnerability behind humanity

No. of views: 2,686,043

Message: The ability to feel connected is what makes us feel alive. Brené Brown teaches us that “shame” is the fear of disconnection, which results in our vulnerability.

5. Simon Sinek shares the pattern of great leaders

No. of views: 3,348,336

Message: Simon Sinek shares how great leaders inspire others to take action.

6. Amy Cuddy: How your body language shapes who you are

No. of views: 4,974,714

Message: Amy Cuddy discusses the ways we use body language to change the way our life unfolds.

7. Sir Ken Robinson believes that schools are killing our creativity.

No. of views:  7,120,563

Message: Sir Ken Robinson discusses how children’s creativity is educated out of them. There needs to be an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

8. Angela Lee Duckworth defines the key to success in one small word

No. of views: 622,216

Message: Angela Lee Duckworth discusses how passion and perseverance can outweigh high IQs when it comes to success.

9. Jane McGonigal promises to add 7.5 more minutes to your life

No. of views: 506,215

Message: Games can boost resilience, extend your lifespan and help avoid the five regrets of the dying, as Jane McGonigal explains in her talk.

10. David Pogue shares 10 simple, clever time saving tips for computer, web, smartphone and camera users.

No. of views: 475,454

Message: Save time to do more of what really matters to you. David Pogue shares his time-saving tips.

11. Alexander Tsiaras shares a powerful visualization of the human development.

No. of views: 1,674,559

Message: Alexander Tsiaras shares a powerful visualization of the development of the human body from conception.

12. Keith Barry shows how our brains can fool our bodies

No. of views: 3,059,461

Message: Our brains can be easily manipulated through the use of magic. Keith Barry shows us how.

13. Shawn Achor shares the happy secret to better work

No. of views: 33,009

Message: Shawn gives a hilarious speech on the psychology of positivity and how happiness is what makes us work productively.

14. Pamela Meyer reveals how to spot a liar

No. of views: 4,217,711

Message: Honesty is a value worth preserving and recognizing. Pamela Meyer reveals tips and tricks on how to spot someone who isn’t telling the whole truth.

15. Elizabeth Gilbert believes that being a genius isn’t as rare as we believe

No. of views: 1,920,478

Message: Elizabeth Gilbert believes we all have a creative genius inside of us.

16. Dan Gilbert reveals the surprising science behind happiness

No. of views: 744,083

Message: We can feel truly happy even when things don’t go as planned, as Dan Gilbert explains in his TED talk.

17. Tony Robbins discusses the invisible forces that inspires our action

No. of views: 744,083

Message: Emotion is the force of life. We have the ability to do things beyond ourselves. Tony Robbins explains more of this idea in his talk.

18. David Gallo shows jaw-dropping footage of the sea creatures of the deep

No. of views: 39,365

Message: More of our world should be investigated. You’ll be amazed at the footage David Gallo shows from the depths of the sea.

19. Susan Cain describes the secret power of introverts

No. of views: 3,381,559

Message: Introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world that should be celebrated. Susan Cain discusses in her talk what introverts bring to society.

20. Hans Rosling debunks myths about world development

No. of views: 1,219,945

Message: The U.S. may not be the best country in the world, and Hans Rosling tells the truths here.

Forgiveness and Blame (part 1 of 2)


Daniel Mackler
Published on Oct 20, 2009

http://wildtruth.net/videos ••• A two-part exploration of the concepts of forgiveness and blame—two concepts in the worlds of psychology, spirituality, religion, and emotional healing. My basic premise is two-fold: we have a right to blame anyone who wrongs us (though we shouldn’t expect them to fix us, because they cant!), and that forgiveness is not part of the process of healing, rather, a consequence of it. I don’t expect anyone to forgive anyone for anything until they’ve resolved all their trauma through the grieving process, because to forgive people sooner than that is premature—and actually stunts healing.

In a world where we consider those who instantaneously forgive their abusers as healthy and consider blame a dirty word, my point of view is quite a contrary one. But in a world where trauma is rampant and we are engaging in the destruction of our planet, isn’t it time for a contrary idea or two?

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