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Subtitle: a Monday rant
Sub-subtitle: an admission of a personal pet peeve
I don’t know (or if I once did, I don’t recall) who was the first person (even the second, thus close enough to claim being the first) to make that insightful observation of human behavior, saying, in so many words, “As far as I can tell common sense is far from common.” 498 more words
One of the episodes in all the epics, I have read, which holds an abiding interest in my mind is Ulysses' instruction to his mates to tie him to the mast and get their acquiescence to have malleable wax fixed in all their ears!
Was this a bargain of mutual disability? I go non-motile and you go deaf!
Did Ulysses foresee that the Voice of the sirens, heard by the plebeian sailors, might lead to disobedience and en massè abandon of their sense of duty and therefore incapacitated them from hearing the divine voice of the Sirens; and as a measure to balance their disability, he incapacitated himself by getting himself tied to the mast? 56 more words
I have spent countless hours poring through websites, magazines, self help books, guide books, talking to others, talking to professionals, looking for ways to be and do things better, to gain new perspective on things, basically in search of advice that I can apply to my own life and issues. 2,282 more words