Harry Frankfurt's "On Bullshit" One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit. Everyone knows this. Each of us contributes his share. But we tend to take the situation for granted. Most people are rather confident of their ability to recognize bullshit and to avoid being taken in by it. So the phenomenon has not aroused much deliberate concern, or attracted much sustained inquiry. Another worthwhile source is the title essay in The Prevalence of Humbug by Max Black. Humbug: deceptive misrepresentation, short of lying, especially by pretentious word or deed, of somebody’s own thoughts, feelings, or attitudes. A very similar formulation might plausibly be offered as enunciating the essential characteristics of bullshit. Deceptive misrepresentation: This may sound pleonastic. Short of lying: It must be part of the point of saying that humbug is “short of lying,” that while it has some of the distinguishing characteristics of lies, there are others that it lacks.
Stoicism School of Hellenistic Greek philosophy Stoicism is a school of Hellenistic philosophy which was founded by Zeno of Citium, in Athens, in the early 3rd century BC. Stoicism is a philosophy of personal ethics informed by its system of logic and its views on the natural world. According to its teachings, as social beings, the path to eudaimonia (happiness) for humans is found in accepting the moment as it presents itself, by not allowing oneself to be controlled by the desire for pleasure or fear of pain, by using one's mind to understand the world and to do one's part in nature's plan, and by working together and treating others fairly and justly. Stoicism flourished throughout the Roman and Greek world until the 3rd century AD, and among its adherents was Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Name Stoicism was originally known as ‘Zenonism’, after the founder Zeno of Citium. Sometimes Stoicism is therefore referred to as just ‘The Stoa’, or the philosophy of ‘The Porch’. Basic tenets
Draw a pig personality test QuizMeme.com - Quizzes, Surveys &Fun! Lemmings, Unite! Be True to Yourself? “This above all,” says the old counselor to his son, advising the lad before his departure for France to play the young aristocrat on tour, “to thine own self be true.” Maintain that truth, he says, and then it will follow, “as the night the day, / Thou canst not then be false to any man.” Shakespeare, alas, is so great a poet that his readers sometimes mistake deliberate banality for wisdom. This famous line is a case in point. It is uttered by Polonius, a shallow, prating, tedious old man, who is anything but straightforward in his behavior. He encourages his daughter Ophelia to play hard to get, to land the prince who loves her; he sends a servant to France to spy on his son; and he is slain while hiding behind the curtain in the Queen’s room in order to eavesdrop on her conversation with Hamlet. It’s easy enough to enjoy a hearty laugh at the stupidity of the change. Why attach any importance to something so petty? I say that people who swear to do as they like cannot be led.
This Incredible Test Tells You What The Shape of Your Nail Says About You Sponsored Link In the past I have written quite a few of these personality posts – they are usually pretty spot on. I’m not sure why the shape of your nail hints at certain aspects of your personality, but according to the below it can. I tried it myself and I have to agree it seems pretty accurate. I’d be interested to see if this works for you. A Terrific 2012: Top 15 Inspirational Pictures to Start New Year on a Positive Note There are times when life punches down everybody. But Rocky isn’t the only one who can get back up again. With the right amount of inspiration, you can soldier on, no matter how tough things get.
Drawing Personality Test Everyone knows that a proper landscape drawing contains a mountain a path, like a dirt hiking trail or even a paved highway some trees. So be sure to include those in your picture below -- just click and hold the mouse button to draw. Feel free to be creative! 50 Ways to Strive for Excellence in Life The society in which you grow up determines by and large how you perceive excellence and the goal of getting the very best out of your life. Some cultures might attribute excellence to a few brilliant, hard-working, exceptional cases. Other cultures, such as the one in which I grew up, value modesty and urge people to try to be “average”. Excellence, however, is for all of us. Excellence is about getting the most out of our talents. Excellence is about trying to make a little dent in the world, so that when we move on, we will have left behind a better place for those who follow. You might think that striving for excellence means perfectionism. Perfectionism is about shielding yourself for the fear of failure, it is about uncertainty and doubt. Achieving excellence is a project that takes effort in many different aspects of life. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42.
What does your sleeping position say about you as a person ? Professor Chris Idzikowski, director of the UK Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service analysed six common sleeping positions - and found that each is linked to a particular personality type. What your sleeping position says about you ... Foetus Those who curl up in the foetus position are described as tough on the outside but sensitive at heart. Log Lying on your side with both arms down by your side. Yearner People who sleep on their side with both arms out in front are said to have an open nature, but can be suspicious, cynical. Soldier Lying on your back with both arms pinned to your sides. Freefall Lying on your front with your hands around the pillow, and your head turned to one side. Starfish Lying on your back with both arms up around the pillow. The remainder of those in the poll said the position they fell asleep varied or did not know. Professor Idzikowski also examined the effect of various sleeping positions on health.