Posts related to Quotes
14 July 2016 - Gathering Sun Rays
by Thomas Hobson “We should do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning […]
12 July 2016 - How Do You Value Art?
How do you value art “objectively”? Part of the point is that it’s deeply personal. What needs to happen is for works to be appreciated authentically. You pay the money because you feel a genuine connection with the work: not because it costs a lot of money, not because it’s famous, not because lots of […]
17 June 2016 - America has an addiction to punishment.
And it’s failing us. by Matt Haney Whether in our schools or the justice system, our instinct has often been to punish first, ask questions later. It is time that we as individuals, as a community, and as country stop giving punishment a free pass. When I started as a School Board Member in San […]
01 June 2016 - The Mental Disease of Late-Stage Capitalism
by Joe Brewer I’ve been talking with a lot of my friends recently—in private where they felt comfortable letting their guard down—about the dirty little secret no one is supposed to talk about. The shame people feel when they can’t find a job… …or pay their bills. …or go to the dentist. …or that they […]
16 January 2016 - Philanthropy: Looking a Gift Horse in the Mouth
by Gary Olson
“When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening, you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can’t eat money.” ~Alanis Obomsawin, an Abenaki from the Odanak reserve, Canada
28 December 2015 - The Plutocrats Are Winning. Don’t Let Them!
by Bill Moyers
(in acting) “When the goal appears easily and naturally and comes from growth rather than forcing, the end-result, performance or whatever, will be no different from the process that achieved the result. If we are trained only for success, then to gain it we must necessarily use everyone and everything for this end; we may […]