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Dare to Decide! by Soren Kierkegaard. If this can ever be, then one must look for a cure against it.

Dare to Decide! by Soren Kierkegaard

Praise be to God that such a cure exists – to quietly make a decision. A decision joins us to the eternal. It brings what is eternal into time. A decision raises us with a shock from the slumber of monotony. A decision breaks the magic spell of custom. One could say that all this is very simple. Yet, our approach must begin differently from this. How wretched and miserable it is to find in a person many good intentions but few good deeds.

So what about the decision, which was after all meant so very well? The path of an honest fighter is a difficult one. In the end, the archenemy of decision is cowardice. And yet the separation of cowardice and pride is a false one, for these two are really one and the same. How? Cowardice settles deep in our souls like the idle mists on stagnant waters. Cowardice wants to prevent the step of making a decision. Or consider the person whose advantages are few. Therefore, don't be fooled. Martin Heidegger. March 2, 2005 The Letter on Humanism, written in 1947 in response to questions circulating about the relationship of Heideggers philosophy of Being to humanism, Christianity, Marxism, and the new philosophy of existence expounded by Sartre, Jaspers, and others, has been called Heideggers greatest effort.

Martin Heidegger

It was written at a time of great personal struggle for Heidegger: he had just been indefinitely banned from teaching following the Nazi war-crimes hearings, and he had undergone a kind of emotional breakdown as a result. Wittgenstein on Deceifing Oneself. Writing. Knowledge vs. Opinion: How Cultural Elites Shape Public Percepti.

Don’t fall in love with your neighborhood barista. Great customer service or coffee shop love?

Don’t fall in love with your neighborhood barista

I have this friend, let’s call him John. He works at a popular grocery chain where he and other lost 20- and 30- somethings toil away their days until they embark upon their next journey in life. John has been flirting with one of his customers for months. Last week she handed him her phone number. It’s a typical Seattle story. Take it from me. Within a few morning visits, Tully’s Girl knew my coffee order. I wasn’t sure the feeling was mutual until I returned to my coffee shop after a month long trip. The next time I saw Tully’s Girl, I handed her a post-it note I’d scrawled the night before. What I had mistaken for romantic interest was simply customer service – really great customer service. It’s what I want to tell my friend John. The next thing I’m going to tell you, I tell you with significant hesitation. Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), is a multinational treaty for the purpose of establishing international standards for intellectual property rights enforcement.

Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

The agreement aims to establish an international legal framework for targeting counterfeit goods, generic medicines and copyright infringement on the Internet, and would create a new governing body outside existing forums, such as the World Trade Organization, the World Intellectual Property Organization, or the United Nations. The agreement was signed in October 2011 by Australia, Canada, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, and the United States.[6] In 2012, Mexico, the European Union and 22 countries which are member states of the European Union signed as well.[7] One signatory (Japan) has ratified (formally approved) the agreement, which would come into force in countries that ratified it after ratification by six countries.

Negotiations[edit] Leaks, publications and consultations[edit] Got Doubt? The Billionaire Koch Brothers’ War Against Obama. On May 17th, a black-tie audience at the Metropolitan Opera House applauded as a tall, jovial-looking billionaire took the stage.

The Billionaire Koch Brothers’ War Against Obama

It was the seventieth annual spring gala of American Ballet Theatre, and David H. Koch was being celebrated for his generosity as a member of the board of trustees; he had recently donated $2.5 million toward the company’s upcoming season, and had given many millions before that. Dan's Geometrical Curiosities - Table of contents. Noam Chomsky Attacks American "Libertarians" Entelechy and will-to-power. Doubt Quotes. All the Companies Supporting SOPA, the Awful Internet Censorship Law and How to Contact Them. We view the world through the lens of doubt, the root of critical thinking.

…for the being of the entity whose being is an issue for itself, historically thrown in the world, simultaneously falling towards finite possibilities, including the ultimate possibility of negation – death – that in an immediate authentically concernful circumspection – care- dwells unified in the present-at-hand spatiality amongst Others, always already in the ready-at-hand negational violence of meaning – language – dis-empowered on the margins of the enframing phallologocentric teleological natural weltanschuaang – power – intentionally deconstructing the priority of the ontological difference – zizany -, repetitiously dis-covering an a priori existential phenomenological ontology.

We view the world through the lens of doubt, the root of critical thinking.

Plato- Because there are two sides to discuss, that’s why. Aristotle- Because its logical, that’s why. Dark Ages- …cricket ‘s chirping… Renaissance – Because Aristotle is pretty, that’s why. The History of Philosophy Over-Simplified: