There are three essential questions that we must answer for ourselves in order to live emotionally healthy lives. Others may try to influence us with their answers, but we – – as separate beings – – must find our own.
These essential questions are
- Who am I?
- Why am I?
- Who are they?
Ponder them well.
“To be wise requires only two things: to reflect on our experience, and to act accordingly.”
We don’t have “meaningful lives”, we bring meaning to what we do.
~ Joe C
“Character, the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life, is the source from which self-respect springs.”
~ Joan Didion
In history, truth should be held sacred, at whatever cost . . . especially against the narrow and futile patriotism, which, instead of pressing forward in pursuit of truth, takes pride in walking backwards to cover the slightest nakedness of our forefathers.
~ Col. Thomas Aspinwall
“The more you fight to hold on to specific assumptions, the more likely there’s gold in letting go of them.”
~ John Seely Brown
Morality and ethics can be complicated, but we can usually feel the right thing to do in our gut. Do the next right thing.