The Shadow Self →
Our official values reflect the worlds of work and family. Our shadow values , on the other hand, are related to consumption and leisure. In fact, our society needs both of these sets of values to function. We need to work hard and sacrifice for others in order to produce goods, services, and healthy children. However, our economic system also requires us to pursue selfish pleasures: it is...
Professions that don’t involve caring, like plumbing or engineering, are...– Riane Eisler
Here It Comes →
The Singularity is a term coined by futurists to describe that point in time when technological progress has so transformed society that predictions made in the present day, already a hit-and-miss affair, are likely to be very, very wide of the mark. Much of Mr. Kurzweil’s book consists of a closely argued analysis suggesting that the Singularity is, well, near: poised to appear in a mere three...
…most, of the so-called “Christian movies” I see studiously avoid naming Jesus....– Christless Christianity in Movies?
laughingsquid: Daniel Suelo, The American Who Quit Money to Live in a Cave This is so great, and courageous, and dedicated - what a stand to take.
Right now we’re living in what Carl Sagan correctly termed a demon-haunted...– E. O. Wilson (via redcloud, cuttlephilia)
OK, welcome to the modern world. We have to deal with dirty water, dirty air,...– Taxes are the price for a civilized country…
Equality (outside mathematics) is a purely social conception. It applies to man...– C.S. Lewis Wow