Saturday, November 13, 2010

Worldy Wisdom?

On my mind? I am trying to contain my patience with the cretins in the news. Am I in a vacuum believing that if one is in the limelight, as a leader or spokesperson that we civilians to look to for guidance, that the honor entails responsibly? Why not raise the bar? Why not make the world a better place for our children discussing and writing about the issues? I see nefarious self promotion schemes as an accepted and admired norm: schemes where the means justifies the ends, ethics and fair play are not even in the universe for so many leaders on all sides of the political arena throughout academia in the US and around the world. The US has noble legacy that we should be proud of and these lost souls who represent us in the news need to be embarrassed away from self promotion via sleazy strategies. I recently discovered “The Art of Worldly Wisdom” by Balthasar Gracian. I am just starting to look at it and don't know how much I agree or disagree, but it is one of many starting options. Can we progress as a species a little faster? Every political-socio-economic-racial-religious-geographic-social group needs to_clean house_. Individually as well. I am also guilty of complacency. Of couse I need to elevate my actions, thoughts and words as well, it is a process.
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The Art of Worldly Wisdom Index
The Art of Worldly Wisdom, by Balthasar Gracian, tr. by Joseph Jacobs, [1892], full text etext at

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