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Poetry alone cannot change the material conditions of an unjust society, but I challenge anyone to name a substantive freedom movement that does not have poetry.” @aja_monet
...no way through it but through it," I tell myself.
McCoy: Oh, there isn't any shortage of views clamoring to challenge my own. That's what we call the viewpoints of the pinheads, and fortunately nothing forces me to pay any attention to them. Plato: Except your own self-interest. McCoy, laughing: This just keeps getting better. I'm supposed to pay attention to the pinheads out of my own self-interest? Plato: Otherwise you must do all the hard work of challenging your own positions all by yourself. Isn't it better to get some help with so difficult a task? And wouldn't you call those who help you out your friends? McCoy: Why should I challenge my own positions? That's the job of my enemies, who it's my job to vilify. Plato: I would have thought it the job of your most valued friends. McCoy: I can't tell whether you're putting me on or not. Is this some kind of Ali G or Borat scam you're trying to pull here? Just answer me that. Are you putting me on? Have my stupid staff screwed up again and let in some Sacha Baron Cohen operative? Plato: I am sincere. McCoy: So I'm actually supposed to believe that you think friends are the ones who try to refute you? Plato: Certainly, when what I say is wrong; and I can't be certain it's not wrong unless I hear the best of the refutations that can be offered. And I hope I am a good enough friend to return the favor. --from the chapter entitled "Plato on Cable News," pp. 350-351
Men and women that don’t respond with solution to the challenges of the era are human biomasses.
Every challenge, every adversity, contains within it the seeds of opportunity and growth.
Most principles are limp until they are tested.
The journey may be fraught with challenges, yet it continues, for even the smallest leaf must embrace destiny...Persistence is the key...
Spending time with people without ambition is a self-destruction.
Michael Bassey Johnson
The height of your maturity and sagacity depends on your ability to see the beauty in ugly situations.
I arise to face my failures every morning, but I never fail to face them.
Where do you. come from?" Frank challenged, puffing his chest, a little bolder now that he could breathe. "Some of us are starting to wonder." "I come from civilization," Lucius retorted. "You wouldn't be familiar with the territory. Now pick up the books.
By freeze-framing the image of our lifestyle, by stopping our mental clock at times and letting time flow, 'psychological' time can replace 'chronological' time and our human condition can be called into question. This opens the door to a new challenge and a new future. ( "Svp "Arrêt sur image" )
Are you the stuff that hero's are made of? Or are you a jellyfish in a skirt?
There is no greater fear than the fear of uncertainty because the unknown is something that can’t be looked in the face, challenged, overcome.
From within the mind we look out and envision, contemplating and interpreting each new challenge and the action we will take.
The challenge is, we can want to change, we can even know we need to change, but that doesn't mean we will change.
There is a difference between ‘off-limits’ and those places you can visit without getting caught.
Trouble cannot be avoided, you either go looking for it or it will come looking for you.
Always be challenged to build your life intentionally for possessions.
Then, Zil and a half dozen of his crew swaggered into the plaza from the far side. Astrid clenched her jaw. Would the crowd turn on them? She almost hoped so. People thought because she wouldn’t let Sam go after Zil she must not really despise the Human Crew’s Leader. That was wrong. She hated Zil. Hated everything he had done and everything he had tried to do. Edilio moved quickly between Zil and a few of the boys who had started toward him, sticks and knives at the ready. Zil’s kids were armed with knives and bats, and so were those who wanted to take them on. Edilio was armed with an assault rifle. Astrid hated that this was what life so often came down to: my weapon is bigger than your weapon. If Sam were here it would be about his hands. Everyone had either seen what Sam could do, or heard the stories retold in vivid detail. No one challenged Sam.
Those of us who have overcome so many adversities from a very young age, are privileged to be able to communicate profound insights and advice to others, speaking from a place of genuine confidence and knowing.
Our conscience is not God and it can’t give us any divine message. It only repeats what it has learned over a period of time right from our childhood. Our conscience is constantly modified based on new learning and personal experiences. Once we challenge our conscience and do the opposite, we start seeing the other side of the truth which we could never see due to our conditioned mind.
What else other than success can happen to anyone who refuses to stay down in the midst of any struggle, challenge or obstacle?
The easy path will seldom lead where you need to go.
Most intellectual training focuses on analytical skills. Whether in literary criticism or scientific investigation, the academic mind is best at taking things apart. The complementary arts of integration are far less well developed. This problem is at the core of human ecology. As with any interdisciplinary pursuit, it is the bridging across disparate ways of knowing that is the constant challenge.
Sometimes we’re caught off guard and asked to do something we may not want to do, something outside our comfort zone—a favor, a challenge. We could be mocked or ridiculed. Or maybe we’ll doubt ourselves, but we can’t let fear rule. Sometimes in life, we have to dance.
this sounds a little simple, but I think if we didnt know illness we wouldnt really feel the exhiliration of good health. and if we never cried, we wouldnt be able to recognize joy. in a way, the good only gains value when it is contrasted with the bad
Jeffrey G. Duarte
Create the ripples even if you are a pebble...
I’m not holding myself out as a model, but I do believe that we in America can ask more of children than we typically do, and they will not only respond to the challenge, but thrive.
His last thought flashed like a mantra over and over again. Let the challenge begin.
If I really wanted you to love me, I should have presented more of a challenge.” She burrowed deeper into a pillow. “My hair is a mess.” Mikhail sat on the edge of the bed, took the mass of silk in his hands, and gently began to weave the thick strands into a long, loose braid, “If you presented much more of a challenge, little one, my heart would never be able to take it.” He sounded amused.
The best way to solve a problem is not to think of it as a problem but just as a difficulty or a challenge. Technically, the obstacle is the same, but you'll be able to approach it with a positive attitude that sharpens the mind and beats a path towards more solutions in the future.
When we are able to break free from the imprisonment of our little, small self-thinking and dare to face the essence of life, we recognize we are never at home with ourselves. We are always on the road. By challenging the unknown and the unidentified we are capable of opening our skyline. ("Transcendental journey")
The problem with catching dreams is you forget how truly incredible they are when you live with them everyday.
When you start putting the Word into practice in your everyday life, it becomes your understanding and you will overcome any challenge by its power.
...I felt it would push me out of my comfort zone and develop my skills. And that's what it's all about - do something new and learn something from it.
To leave a man's ego bigger, retweet him. To leave his faculty of reasoning better, challenge his tweet.
Our brains resist change, they rail against it, our amygdala will always want the safe bet. But are the obstacles truly insurmountable? Is it a brick wall? Or is it a sliding door, which, once you decide to approach it, begins to swish open? Because even though our brains prefer safety in the short run, in the long run they crave meaning, challenge, and novelty.
As much as he cared for Kaitlin, he knew that the clan’s survival was much more important that his own heart. Without her, he would be heartbroken all over again. He would lose her just as he had lost Angela with no hope of ever seeing her again, but he could run the clan with a broken heart. He would be a stronger, more feared leader without her, but he was sure that if Kaitlin had known his reasoning, she would have understood. She was the only one to understand him.
After tail spinning into chaos, one needs a bolt-hole, to resource and ‘challenge’ oneself, break free from the haunting constrictions, squirrel back into bouncy and buoyant surroundings and enjoy the many laugh-out-loud-moments of the day. As soon as one manages to wobble out of one’s shell, everything may click into place again and the radiance and glare of the bright side of life might show again. ("Imbroglio")
Face your challenges, find your rewards.
You can never have a successful end if you expect things to change as a result of miracles. Things will never change unless you take up the challenge to change them yourself.
It takes brave thinking to sail to your own periphery, to see your boundaries, and break them through.
If achieving a desired goal was easy why would anyone bother. There'd be no fun.
I challenge you to make your life the masterpiece you want to paint, the novel you want to read, the day you want to wake to.
She shared how she had fi nally found God, not in the back of a church with hands held in prayer, but in the back of a police car with hands held in cuffs.
That fighting of a battle without belief is, I think, the sorriest task which ever falls to the lot of any man.
Quoth the Raven," said a glitching voice from the phone. "Nevermore," said the man. "Then the game has started
There are two types of hurdles. Difficulty and Challenge. What we face, depends on whether or not we love what we do
Michael Bassey Johnson
When you see someone on top, look away and don't try to bring him down, because he may someday help you reach the top.