Our collective reality is increasingly like life in a horror movie that one cannot wake from. Though many people have chosen to ram their heads in the sand and ignore the ever darkening horizon, they will be forced to wake up very soon.
~Dane Wigington (2014)Tweet
From childhood I was compelled to concentrate attention upon myself. This caused me much suffering, but to my present view, it was a blessing in disguise for it has taught me to appreciate the inestimable value of introspection in the preservation of life, as well as a means of achievement. The pressure of occupation and the incessant stream of impressions pouring into our consciousness through all the gateways of knowledge make modern existence hazardous in many ways. Most persons are so absorbed in the contemplation of the outside world that they are wholly oblivious to what is passing on within themselves. The premature death of millions is primarily traceable to this cause. Even among those who exercise care, it is a common mistake to avoid imaginary, and ignore the real dangers. And what is true of an individual also applies, more or less, to a people as a whole. (Nikola Tesla)Tweet
Dennoch sind aber die Menschen tausend Mal mehr bemüht, sich Reichtum, als Geistesbildung zu erwerben; während doch ganz gewiß was man ist, viel mehr zu unserm Glücke beiträgt, als was man hat. (Arthur Schopenhauer)Tweet
Criminals are a small minority in any age or country. And the harm they have done to mankind is infinitesimal when compared to the horrors — the bloodshed, the wars, the persecutions, the confiscations, the famines, the enslavements, the wholesale destructions — perpetrated by mankind’s governments. Potentially, a government is the most dangerous threat to man’s rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims. When unlimited and unrestricted by individual rights, a government is men’s deadliest enemy. (Ayn Rand)Tweet