May 26, 2013 Random thoughts through May 26, 2013
On Sundays, I sometimes veer well beyond the law in my blog entries, including the following post that collects my last week’s thoughts on the law, government, and beyond from my Twitter postings at https://twitter.com/jonkatz5 and elsewhere.
THE LAW WORLD
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Attorney General Holder admits that American drones have killed four Americans.
BEYOND THE LAW
Life is like a river, constantly changing. Some great people become mediocre. Some mediocre people become great. We can best motivate people to be their best by doing the same. It all starts with us.
Jealousy is dualistic, and weakens the jealous person. The same can be said for hate.
Pema Chodron: "We can talk about ending war and we can march for ending war, we can do everything in our power to end war, but war is never going to end as long as people’s hearts are hardened against each other."
Billions of pieces of information are available on the Internet and elsewhere. That is not the same as being well informed. Being well informed includes prioritizing what is important to know, separating truth from untruth & avoiding unnecessary clutter. We do not need unnecessary data. We need a balance of quality, unplugged time. Meditation helps get clarity from the info. clutter.
Psychologist: "Grit and gratitude indirectly reduce the risk of suicidal ideations by enhancing meaning in life.