Fearing Fear Itself

If everyone who protests racism, sexism, misogyny, bigotry or any other “y” or “ism” actually experienced such things, there would be no argument that America is a pretty bad place. But they don’t and it isn’t. These are people who have been taught to fear those “y’s” and “isms” the same way people are scared…

We Become That Which We Hate

“By intensity of hatred, nations create in themselves the characters they imagine in their enemies. Hence it is that all passionate conflicts result in the interchange of characteristics.” ~ George William Russell (1867-1935) In a shorter version, “We become what we hate” is an old yoga maxim. I would extend this expression to include fear…

Neo-Galtism

I had a meeting in Denver yesterday, so I took a quick roundtrip over and back flight. On the way back yesterday afternoon, I wound up sitting next to an acquaintance from another lifetime ago and we got caught up on each other’s lives. As we once did, we talked about our families, ourselves and…