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The origin of...Magnet

“There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first; when you learn to live for others, they will live for you.” Paramahansa Yoganandya… 374 more words

Natural Phenomena

Happy Twentieth! - The Well-Walled Fortress of the Wise

Last Friday I worked my normal 9-to-5 job, after which I worked until after midnight a bartending shift at a wedding that I had accepted some weeks back. 713 more words

Philosophy

One Poem. One Planet. -- Lucretius

From: ON THE NATURE OF THINGS

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Darling of Gods and Men, beneath the gliding stars

you fill rich earth and buoyant sea with your presence… 155 more words

Sea Monster

Lucretius on Overabundance and Obesity

Then, shortage of food brought men to weariness
and death; now, overabundance kills them off.
In ignorance, they served themselves
poison; now, wiser, they serve it to others.

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Economics

Lucretius, face to face

Lucretius is the Marmite of Roman literature. For some of my colleagues the De Rerum Natura, “On the Nature of the Universe” ( 1,584 more words

Roman Poetry

On Knowing the Natural Limits of Pleasure and Desire

So man in vain futilities toils on
Forever and wastes in idle cares his years-
Because, of very truth, he hath not learnt
What the true end of getting is, nor yet… 44 more words

Ataraxia

Flirting with Trust

Since Friday I’ve been working on my relationship, sharing visualizations of inconceivably precious forms of intimacy. The organizing principles are healing and celebration, involving us in a powerful whirlpool of emotions, running the gamut from grief to dizzying passion. 1,224 more words

Society