The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame.
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Willpower is a myth. The problem with trying to use willpower to achieve and sustain a behavioral change is that it is fueled by emotion. And as we all know, our emotions are, at best, fickle. They come and go. When your emotions start running down — and they will — even your best-laid plans will fall flat.
I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be.
I think every parent, every generation has wanted their children to do better and have a higher standard of living. But I think there’s too much guilt.
Thinking calls for facts; facts are found by digging; but he who has gathered this wealth is well equipped for life.
Like an enemy I knew as intimately as any friend, I came to know the nagging, constant emptiness of the incongruent life. I ignored myself and lived for people, purposes, and goals that weren’t my own. I betrayed who I was and instead accepted a fictional substitute that was defined from the outside in.
Suppression of progress plays into the hands of the social enemy. Every advance in social justice establishes the nation.