Wednesday, August 27, 2008

We can keep learning at any age!

The workings of our mind are truly subtle. Some have noted that despite what is commonly believed, our memory doesn't necessarily deteriorate as we get older. Even supposing a certain degree of decline is inevitable, our acceptance of people's assertions that memory function deteriorates as a fact, actually causes us to become more forgetful. In reality, however, our brain is made so that we can keep learning at any age.

Art is the emotion, the pleasure of expressing life as it is

When we create or appreciate art, we set free the spirit trapped within. That is why art arouses such joy. Art -- whether skillfully executed or not -- is the emotion, the pleasure of expressing life as it is. Those who see art are moved by its passion and strength, its intensity and beauty. That is why it is impossible to separate life from art. Political and economic developments may seem to dominate the news, but culture and education are the forces that actually shape an age, since they transform the human heart.

Indifference to injustice is our enemy

Indifference to injustice is our enemy. Those who pretend not to see evil are accomplices to evil.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

True worth is determined by effort, not by what you are

It is important to remember that your worth as a person is not based on your profession. It is not based on wealth, fame or academic credentials. What counts is how hard you have striven in your chosen path, how much good you have accomplished, how earnestly you have devoted your energies to it. It is your spirit of devotion, your sincerity, that determines your true worth.

Find time to read

If you make the time -- for example, ten minutes in the morning, ten in the afternoon and ten at night -- you'll be able to read a total of thirty minutes each day. You'll often find that you read with much greater concentration in those precious moments of time set aside amid a busy schedule. It usually leaves a much deeper impression than reading done at a more leisurely pace.