We decide which is right and which is an illusion.

Archive for April, 2014

Television and Disinformation

‘Television is altering the meaning of ‘being informed’ by creating a species of information that might properly be called disinformation. Disinformation does not mean false information. It means misleading information – misplaced, irrelevant, fragmented or superficial information – information that creates the illusion of knowing something but which in fact leads one away from knowing.’

Neil Postman
American Author, Media Theorist and Cultural Critic
Best known by the general public for his 1985 book about television, Amusing Ourselves to Death


Revolution

‘Revolution is not something fixed in ideology nor is it something fashioned to a particular decade. It is a perpetual process embedded in the human spirit.’

Voltairine de Cleyre
American Anarchist, Feminist, Writer, and Speaker


What Needs To Be Done

‘In the real world, those of us who are the most productive, successful, and satisfied focus not on fixing feelings or manipulating thoughts, but on what needs to be done–and then doing it–no matter what thoughts or feelings arise.’

Dan Millman
Former World Champion Athlete, University Coach, Martial Arts Instructor, and College Professor.
Author of  thirteen books with the most prominent Way of the Peaceful Warrior


Nothing In Life Is To Be Feared

‘Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more so that we may fear less.’

Marie Curie
Polish-born French Scientist and winner of two Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry


Expanding Freedom

‘People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally ‘being lived.’ They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates, and society.’

Stephen Covey
American Educator, Author, Businessman, and Speaker 


Immortality

‘We must not listen to those who advise us ‘being men to think human thoughts and being mortal to think mortal thoughts’ but we must put on immortality as much as possible and strain every nerve to live according to that best part of us, which, being small in bulk yet much more in its power and honour, surpasses all else.’

Aristotle
Greek Philosopher and Scientist


Dare To Know

‘Enlightenment is man’s release from his self-incurred tutelage. Tutelage is man’s inability to make use of his understanding without direction from another. Self-incurred is this tutelage when its cause lies not in lack of reason but in lack of resolution and courage to use it without direction from another.’

‘Sapere aude! Dare to know! Have the courage to use your own reason! That is the motto of enlightenment!’

Immanuel Kant
German Philosopher
Widely considered to be a central figure of modern philosophy with foundation of reason as the source of morality