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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Insights and Illusions


Everything is not as it appears to be.
- Proverb

The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
- Oscar Wilde

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted
for insight and understanding.
- Marshall McLuhan

A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

What if it were only an illusion?
Perhaps life is not as threatening as it appears.
Perhaps the greatest threat to our serenity
is our fear of the future -
our fear of the unknown.
Perhaps, as Franklin D. Roosevelt said,
"The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Today's image shows a Müller-Lyer perceived length optical illusion.

Further reading: When Life Looks Hopeless

Quotes about War

Maybe So, Maybe Not. - Ancient Taoist Proverb

Question Your Questions

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Be an Observer of Life

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