Habits, according to Charles Duhigg, are what control the majority of our day-to-day behaviors. That cookie I bought at the grocery store last night? Out of habit even though I most times leave the store without it. 529 more words
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Loneliness: there is no organ that can take it all.
This is a quote by Nicole Krauss written in her book The History of Love.18 more words
"While alive, does this body belong to its employer, to the self, to the father, the mother, or the mother's father? Does it belong to the person who takes it away by force, to the slave master who purchases it, or to the sons who burn it in the fire? Or, if the body is not burned, does it belong to the dogs that eat it? Among the many possible claimants, who is the rightful claimant? Not to ascertain this but instead to maintain the body by sinful activities is not good. Atheistic fools and rascals who are very much proud of wealth fail to see things as they are. Therefore, returning them to poverty is the proper ointment for their eyes so they may see things as they are. At least a poverty-stricken man can realize how painful poverty is, and therefore he will not want others to be in a painful condition like his own. This body, after all, is produced by the unmanifested nature and again annihilated and merged in the natural elements. Therefore, it is the common property of everyone. Under the circumstances, who but a rascal claims this property as his own and while maintaining it commits such sinful activities as killing animals just to satisfy his whims? Unless one is a rascal, one cannot commit such sinful activities." SB 10.10.11-13
If we understood the suffering of others, we would be unwilling to harm another living entity. People with excessive wealth tend to turn their backs on those less fortunate then them. 192 more words