"The origin of chronic illness lies in the struggle with our emotions. More specifically, the conflict is between the controlled person we have created ourselves to be and the emotions inside us..."
"Marketing and sales plays a crucial role as the glue that connects the big structures to the small consumers. Marketing and sales is the mucosal lining of civilization’s intestines. Now something huge is happening..."
"I remember my first day at Midland Elementary school when I entered kindergarten, and I remember when I was first fed up with school and wanted something better, and due to the elasticity of memory
Explore the social, personal, and ancestral roots of the misandry held against males in contemporary Victoria.
Many of the consequences of insufficient sleep are highlighted in Matthew Walker's illuminating and up-to-date, popular-scientific review. His 2017 book is titled, Why We Sleep, Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams. The extracts I'm quoting come from his penultimate chapter, "Sleep and Society."
"Living systems, like us, engage our environment. We interact, express, modulate, and are modulated by our environment... We are not just 'subject to' or 'creatively imagining'; we do both. Their combination is how we control our world..."
"One of the paradoxes of sleep is that the harder you try, the less you get. It would seem you are responsible, but lack the authority to procure it. The fundamental rule that authority must come with responsibility doesn't apply to sleep... It's a paradox for me too. I can see a person's problem, and what he or she needs. I could sell them an illusion that there is something they can do, but it would never work. What they need is not to do, and not to try. You cannot force your way into a sleeping state of mind..."
"If we don’t approach change correctly, we can’t make it happen. If you want to make better changes, you need a better understanding of how things change. This applies as much to your
"Colleges and universities are a microcosm in the macrocosm. They are the best representation of scaled down human collective consciousness that I know. They're a better representation than corporations because they're more independent internally, and
"Ever since Descartes poked us in the eye with 'I think therefore I am' people have been thinking straight, believing in one cause for every effect... but neither people nor the world are straight. They
"Ranging through coming-of-age stories, which I read to my son, I find so many orphan stories. They’re not just kids who lost their parents, they’re kids who never had any. Why are there so many