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  1. Joanna Hofman

    Joanna Hofman

    15/09/2016
    'Half a century after Russell, the great humanistic philosopher and psychologist Erich Fromm examined the deceptive dream we had been sold in a short treatise he titled To Have or To Be?, which later became the indispensable The Art of Being. Another generation later, Kurt Vonnegut crystallized the crux of our predicament in his poetic tribute to Joseph Heller, in which he distilled the secret of happiness into “the knowledge that [you’ve] got enough” — a knowledge that seems to only grow exponentially more elusive as our civilizational clock continues ticking.'
    Joanna Hofman
    The New Better Off: Courtney Martin on Reimagining Our Ethos of Success and Reclaiming Our Sense of “Enough”
    www.brainpickings.org “That’s the thing about success… it’s only satisfying if it’s defined by you and influenced most deeply by the people you love and...
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  2. Joanna Hofman

    Joanna Hofman

    22/08/2016
    'MATURITY is the ability to live fully and equally in multiple contexts; most especially, the ability, despite our grief and losses, to courageously inhabit the past the present and the future all at once. The wisdom that comes from maturity is recognized through a disciplined refusal to choose between or isolate three powerful dynamics that form human identity: what has happened, what is happening now and what is about to occur.'
    Joanna Hofman
    Poet and Philosopher David Whyte on Anger, Forgiveness, and What Maturity Really Means
    www.brainpickings.org “To forgive is to assume a larger identity than the person who was first...
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    Randy Keho
    22/08/2016 #1 Randy Keho
    Living according to these ideas would appear to be no easy task.. I would like a living example of just such as individual, outside of Whyte himself.If he honestly did. I don't think Jesus Christ fits the bill.