"Maître et Disciple de soi-même, pour une paix de l'âme vers une paix de l'humanité, pour une société nouvelle"
"Much learning does not teach understanding." (Heraclitus)
"We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children" (Native American proverb)
-May you live as long as you want,
And never want as long as you live.
"A striving for a Community which must be thought as everlasting" (Alfred Alder)
-Working cooperatively has especially favourable effects under conditions that lead people to define a new, inclusion group that dissolves their former subgroups. However, if perviously conflicting groups fail in a cooperative effort, and if the conditions allow them to attribute their failures to each other, the conflict may worsen. (Social Psych.)
-Four Cs of Peacemaking: contact, cooperation, communication, conciliation
-Identidy is the product of the imagination. (David Hume)
-When in conflict do not assume thar the other fails to share your values and morality. Rather, compare perceptions, assuming that the other is likely perceiving the situation differently (Social Psych.)
-Suicide rates are higher in the elderly than in any other age group (this means, Take Care of Your Grandparents!!!)
-If you love those who love you, what right have you to claim any credit?...I say to you, Love your enemies (Matthew 5:46, 44)
-Two-thirds of what we see is behind our eyes (Chinese proverb)
-No one speaks of us in our presence as in our absense (Pascal, Pensees 1670)
-People that blame others for their social difficulties are often unhappier than people who can acknowledge thier mistakes
-True humility is more like self-forgetfulness than false modesty
-Modesty is an art of ostentation (Francis Bacon)
-Ritual is religion dancing (Kessler)
-One must want nothing changed, neither up, nor down, to not only bear what is necessary, but to love it (Nietzsche)
-Anyone who wants to know the human psyche will learn next to nothing from experimental psychology. He would be better advised to abandon exact science, put away his scholar's gown, bid farewell to his study, and wander with human heart throught the world. There in the horrors of prisons, lunatic asylums and hospitals, in drab suburban pubs, in brothels and gambling-hells, in the salons of the elegant, the Stock Exchanges, socialist meetings, churches, revivalist gatherings and ecstatic sects, through love and hate, through the experience of passion in every form in his own body, he would reap richer stores of knowledge than text-books a foot thick could give him, and he will know how to doctor the sick with a real knowledge of the human soul. -- Carl Jung It's funny how I'm a Psychology student heh :p
-Canadians have traditionally championed the value of multiculturalism in which all groups are appreciated and valued for their culture and tradition by the group as a whole.
-Subgroups identity and social cohesion can exist (Social Psych.)
-Marginal people, who have neither an ethnic nor a mainstream identity, often have low self-esttem. Bicultural people, who affirm both identities (ex: a child with Portuguese parents but she/he was born, raised and resides in Canada), typically have a strongly positive self-concept. (Social Psych)
-Like Vainhinger, Adler believed that life is inherently meaningless, and therefore whatever meaning life has must be assigned to it by the individual.
-In the 1960s Hippies were in open rebellion against the values of their parents and their nation. Like the ancient Skeptics, they saw little worth believing in, and like the ancient Cynics, they dropped out of society and returned to a simple, natural life (Hergenhahn)
-History is made by minorities that sway majorities
-Positive thinkers are likely to be positive actors
-There are no exceptions to the rule that everybody wants to be an exception to the rule (Malcolm Forbes)
-Consider the irony of countries where ordinary pple demande the right to own guns for personal experience-- and end up collectively less secure than those in countries where ordinary pple are not armed (Social Psychology).
-Neither the historical record nor the psychological evidence supports the idea that threatening an enemy with big sticks, such as nuclear weapons, deters war (Social Psychology).
-Men offered more help when the persons in need were females. Women offered help equally to males and females. (This doesnt mean women are better, this means men were brainwashed)
-Peace is the outcome of a creatively managed conflict
-To believe is to see - perception bias
-Exposure to violent pornography increases punitive behaviour toward women (Koop)
-By the end of elementary school, the average child views some 8000 TV murders and 100 000 violent acts (Huston et al, 1992)
-TV programs acts of assault outnumber affective acts 4 to 1
-Genocide is not plural of homicide. Massacres are social phenomena fed by moral imperatives --a collective mentality (Zajonc, 2000)
-After a war, a nation's murder rate tends to jump (Archer & Gartner)
-Expressing hostility bred more hostility
-Pornography is the theory and rape is the practise (Robin Morgan)
-Penser Globalement, Agir Localement.
-We respond not to reality as it is but to reality as we construe it.
-Once you have a belief, it influences how you perceive all other relevant information (Robert Jervis).
-It's not to forget, it's to move on (me)
-What is done, is done and gone, so why cry? (me)
-The ancestor of every action is a thought (Emerson)
-we are very well trained and very good at finding reasons for what we do, but not very good at doing what we find reasons for (Abelson)
-Wounded pride motivates retaliation
-the "I got" "he gave" syndrome: Self-serving bias; When you get a good result you tend to attribute the success to personal dispositions, while if you get a negative result you tend to blame the evaluator. Hence, "I GOT a good grade, he GAVE me a bad grade"
-People are less critical of information when it supports their preferred conclusions
-Always be an optimist...at least until they start moving animals in pairs to Cape Canaveral.
-Next time you think you're perfect, try walking on water.
-An unexamined life is not worth living (Socrates)
Motion Monograph - Haroutioun Roy Chemorhokian
House of Cards - Robyn M. Dawes (awesome)
The War - Timothy Findley (decent)
Psycho - Robert Bloch (horrible book, so cheap)
Hangman - Micheal Slade (I liked it)
The Sorrows of Young Werther - Johann Wolfgang Von Geothe (My fav. book that I hate)
Siddhartha - Hermann Hesse (good)
The Reader - Bernhard Schlink (barh)
Romeo & Juliet playwrite
The Power of Thought - by a French Philosopher, ill get the name some time
Cain - Brian Huggins (excellent, though he has favorite words that stick for chapters and chapters)
Harry Potter series (loved it)
Eragon: The Inheritance Cycle (a bit cheap, still totally awesome)
Hitch Hickers Guide to the Galasky (got annoyed and stopped reading it, on 3rd book)
Music:Psychedelic, fullon, darkpsy, Goa some jungle, some dnb & dub...Classic rock!!! Classical music, hiphop(old), instrumental shit rawks!! Jazz, some folk stuff, almost anything acid, Swing, celtic music, some french kebeker music & a lil bit of metal...
I'm Gonna Make A Change, For Once In My Life .It's Gonna Feel Real Good, Gonna Make A Difference .Gonna Make It Right . . . As I, Turn Up The Collar On My Favourite Winter Coat .This Wind Is Blowin' My Mind . I See The Kids In The Street, With Not Enough To Eat .Who Am I, To Be Blind? Pretending Not To See .Their Needs. A Summer's Disregard, A Broken Bottle Top. And A One Man's Soul .They Follow Each Other On .The Wind Ya' Know 'Cause They Got Nowhere. To Go. That's Why I Want You To Know .I'm Starting With The Man In The Mirror. I'm Asking Him To Change. His Ways. And No Message Could Have Been Any Clearer .If You Wanna Make The World A Better Place (If You Wanna Make The World A Better Place) Take A Look At Yourself, And .Then Make A Change (Take A Look At Yourself, And Then Make A Change) (Na Na Na, Na Na Na, Na Na, Na Nah) I've Been A Victim Of A Selfish Kind Of Love .It's Time That I Realize That There Are Some With No Home, Not A Nickel To Loan .Could It Be Really Me, Pretending That They're Not Alone? A Willow Deeply Scarred, Somebody's Broken Heart .And A Washed-Out Dream (Washed-Out Dream) They Follow The Pattern Of The Wind, Ya' See Cause They Got No Place To Be .That's Why I'm Starting With Me (Starting With Me!) I'm Starting With The Man In The Mirror (Ooh!) I'm Asking Him To Change His Ways (Ooh!) And No Message Could Have Been Any Clearer .If You Wanna Make The World A Better Place (If You Wanna Make The World A Better Place) Take A Look At Yourself And Then Make A Change (Take A Look At Yourself And Then Make A Change) I'm Starting With The Man In The Mirror (Ooh!) I'm Asking Him To Change His Ways (Change His Ways-Ooh!) And No Message Could've Been Any Clearer .If You Wanna Make The World A Better Place (If You Wanna Make The World A Better Place) Take A Look At Yourself And Then Make That . . . (Take A Look At Yourself And Then Make That . . .) Change! I'm Starting With The Man In The Mirror, (Man In The Mirror-Oh Yeah!) I'm Asking Him To Change His Ways (Better Change!) No Message Could Have Been Any Clearer (If You Wanna Make The World A Better Place) (Take A Look At Yourself And Then Make The Change) (You Gotta Get It Right, While You Got The Time) ('Cause When You Close Your Heart) You Can't Close Your . . .Your Mind! (Then You Close Your . . . Mind!) That Man, That Man, That Man, That Man With That Man In The Mirror (Man In The Mirror, Oh Yeah!) That Man, That Man, That Man. I'm Asking Him To Change His Ways (Better Change!) You Know . . .That Man. No Message Could Have Been Any Clearer. If You Wanna Make The World A Better Place (If You Wanna Make The World A Better Place) Take A Look At Yourself And .Then Make A Change (Take A Look At Yourself And Then Make A Change) Hoo! Hoo! Hoo! Hoo! Hoo! Na Na Na, Na Na Na, Na Na, Na Nah (Oh Yeah!) Gonna Feel Real Good Now! Yeah Yeah! Yeah Yeah! Yeah Yeah! Na Na Na, Na Na Na, Na Na, Na Nah (Ooooh . . .) Oh No, No No . . . I'm Gonna Make A Change. It's Gonna Feel Real Good! Come On! (Change . . .) Just Lift Yourself. You Know You've Got To Stop It. Yourself! (Yeah!-Make That Change!) I've Got To Make That Change, Today! Hoo! (Man In The Mirror) You Got To You Got To Not Let Yourself . . . Brother . . . Hoo! (Yeah!-Make That Change!) You Know-I've Got To Get That Man, That Man . . . (Man In The Mirror) You've Got To You've Got To Move! Come On! Come On! You Got To . . . Stand Up! Stand Up! Stand Up! (Yeah-Make That Change) Stand Up And Lift Yourself, Now! (Man In The Mirror) Hoo! Hoo! Hoo! Aaow! (Yeah-Make That Change) Gonna Make That Change . . . Come On! (Man In The Mirror) You Know It! You Know It! You Know It! You Know . . . (Change . . .) Make That Change.
Composed by Glen Ballard, Siedah Garrett (who can be heard singing in the background with Jackson) and Michael Jackson. Jackson added background vocals from Garrett, the Winans and the Andrae Crouch Choir, which gave the song its distinctive sound. It is rumoured that Jackson and Garrett wrote the lyrics to the song in one night. (Wikipedia)
Now that shes back in the atmosphere.With drops of Jupiter in her hair, hey, hey
She acts like summer and walks like rain.Reminds me that theres time to change, hey, hey.Since the return from her stay on the moon.She listens like spring and she talks like June, hey, hey.Tell me did you sail across the sun.Did you make it to the milky way to see the lights all faded.And that heaven is overrated.Tell me, did you fall for a shooting star.One without a permanent scar.And did you miss me while you were looking at yourself out there.Now that shes back from that soul vacation.Tracing her way through the constellation, hey, hey She checks out Mozart while she does tae-bo.Reminds me that theres time to grow, hey, hey.Now that shes back in the atmosphere.I'm afraid that she might think of me as plain ol jane.Told a story about a man who is too afraid to fly so he never did land.Tell me did the wind sweep you off your feet.Did you finally get the chance to dance along the light of day.And head back to the milky way.And tell me, did Venus blow your mind.Was it everything you wanted to find.And did you miss me while you were looking for yourself out there.Can you imagine no love, pride, deep-fried chicken.Your best friend always sticking up for you even when I know you're wrong.Can you imagine no first dance, freeze dried romance five-hour phone.Conversation.The best soy latte that you ever had. . .and me.Tell me did the wind sweep you off your feet.Did you finally get the chance to dance along the light of day.And head back toward the milky way.
Lead singer Pat Monahan has stated that the song was inspired by the death of his mother, and that the opening lines came to him in a dream. The song, which started as a song about his mother, has evolved into a love song, according to Monahan in 2006.
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