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12/29/11 / Ping

When does [fill in character trait, e.g., pride] stop defining who you are and instead gets in the way of becoming who you are?

On pride

Pride, says C.S. Lewis in Mere Christianity, is the greatest sin. I wholeheartedly agree with him, and, in a leap of judgment, I have decided that pride is also the source of the greed and consequent inequality that plagues my world. The thought came to me with the rather innocent question of “Who am I [...]


9:00 AM Keep your information; don’t share it. That narrow glimpse into your mind, your heart, your life is so rare for me that I start to treasure it. But for you it means nothing. As You are, it’s of no particular significance to share with me. I’m just a placeholder, within your easy reach [...]


1:29 PM On man/woman/person: So much hangs in the balance between man’s ego and woman’s sensibility. Pride, money, face, relations, the next day, the next year, this life. To remain equanimous is foreign to some temperaments. Some personalities wash from one end to the other, spending not a single moment at the center – balanced, [...]


7:45 AM [Below written yesterday evening] 7:13 PM Well this is nice. I get home to discover there’s no electricity, just like when I left in the morning. Apparently it’s been coming and going frequently all day. So here I am, sitting in my room with the screen for lighting as well as a single [...]

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