rm_TigerIze68 50F
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8/3/2006 11:47 pm

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8/12/2006 8:08 pm


Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider.
Sir Francis Bacon

Nothing is so powerful as an insight into human nature... what compulsions drive a man, what instincts dominate his action... if you know
these things about a man you can touch him at the core of his being.
William Bernbach

A boss creates fear, a leader confidence. A boss fixes blame, a leader corrects mistakes. A boss knows all, a leader asks questions. A boss makes work drudgery, a leader makes it interesting. A boss is interested in himself or herself, a leader is interested in the group.
Harry Gordon Selfridge

All our actions take their hues from the complexion of the heart. As landscapes their variety from light.
W. T. Bacon

JadedJewelMacho 57M

8/7/2006 10:35 am

Confuncious lived a long time ago an albeit some of his wisdom still has validity in today's world, the particular quote you mentioned maybe somewhat out of date.....
The world overall has changed due to the evolution of societies and, most important, the evolution of communication (the good global village concept)
The cultivation of the self is important in dealing with the societal environment, priorites have changed. The family unit was the hallmark of a rural, detached society. That is no longer the case, urbanization has changed the make up of the world everywhere, and with it the tribal influence of the family (it is indeed a tribe). As Desmon Morris suggests, the city is comprised o many tribes, and quite often we change tribes on a whim....
Families are now apart and with distance there's a loss of connection albeit not a loss of perceived importance.
The cultivation of an adaptive, self-sufficient, self-directed Self is of primordial importance in todays's.That is what counts; the self-concept and a sense of global self-worth...non-comformity is the true reflection of a strong self; comformity, on the other hand, is a sign a capitulazation to the society and the loss of the Self (Orwell, here we come...)
Interesting how societies quite often evolve in patterns that mimic in the past...the more things change the less they change. However, we humans remain the same.

Human nature is indeed the fabric of our humanity. Our lack of humanity is a direct reflection of our human nature....

Enough said, I'll shut up now!

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