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Averting a Misguided Distinction

(Editor’s Note:  The source of this quote is in dispute.  On some websites, the statement is attributed to Greek historian Thucydides.  Others credit William Francis Butler, a senior officer in the British Army during the 19th Century.   41 more words

Tabloid Journalists Feed on This Crap

MOST PEOPLE, IN FACT, WILL NOT TAKE THE TROUBLE IN FINDING THE TRUTH, BUT ARE MUCH MORE INCLINED TO ACCEPT THE FIRST STORY THEY HEAR.

— THUCYDIDES

5 Lessons I've Learned From Working With Children (Truth Is, They're Wise AF)

Are you growing a beard?” this five-year-old asked. A moment of truth. I somehow forgot to pluck out those few whiskers I would not be caught dead without plucking out (and cannot believe I am now writing about to the masses). 1,482 more words

An Epiphany on Women's Day

People do not change over night. You do not, you cannot, wake up one day and choose to be different than who you are. But you can change over time, gradually, sometimes so slowly, that you are a different person even before you realize it. 730 more words

Thoughts

Quote for Today: Claude Debussy

I wish to write down my musical dreams in a spirit of utter self-detachment. I wish to sing of my interior visions with the naïve candor of a child. 49 more words

Quote For Today

Analysis of "To Kill a Mockingbird": Scout’s Lesson of Empathy

A child’s laugh scatters through the grayed sky, inopportune for the gloom hanging in the air. woman shifts her heavy gaze upon the misunderstanding girl, echoes of her own childhood shattering her thoughts. 843 more words

Perspective

Why?

Why do I do this to myself?

I set myself up for disappointment

From the very beginning

Like a fool, I see a future in ashes… 64 more words

Abuja Poet