Jessica Bibbee

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20101203

In aphorism, chinese, idiom, proverb, rumination on 20101203 at 12:59

Diversity is a reality, not a verb; the challenge is to embrace and nurture it.

The fool that listens not, will hear not when deafness calls.

A false accuser trammels with threat, shackles with blame, condemns with guilt.

Tis easier for the fool to exit, than for the wise to enter. 出门容得,入门难得。

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20091205

In aphorism, idiom on 20091205 at 19:23

The tree that will not root will not stand.

20091201

In aphorism, idiom on 20091201 at 09:40

Not only in times of despair must we have hope, but also in times of progress must we resist regression.

A teacher is first and always a student, only then a teacher.

Who looks inwardly hasn’t the time to point outwardly.

Avenging breeds only revenge.

20091129

In aphorism, idiom, quote on 20091129 at 13:54

The truth need not justify itself to the fool.

Until death do we live, and so, until death shall we learn.

20091127

In aphorism, idiom, quote on 20091127 at 13:51

If the end is to be justified by any means, it is not an end that I so desire.

20091111

In aphorism, idiom on 20091111 at 13:04

Every experience, good or otherwise, is an opportunity for growth; lack of experience is a lack of opportunity.

20091107

In aphorism, idiom, proverb, rumination on 20091107 at 14:30

[on BELIEF and ACTION]

It is possible to know one’s beliefs by looking at their actions, but it is impossible to know one’s actions simply by looking at one’s beliefs.

For belief is different than action, and rare is the person who acts according to his or her professed belief.

Humans are mortal, by definition, and know for certain very little about things immortal.

Hypothesis and superstitions, often termed belief, aim to simplify what is supernatural, i.e., what is not of this earth.

One’s beliefs cannot change reality, they cannot explain the past or define the future. At most, a belief may shape the present, and only our actions can agree with our beliefs.

If our actions do not match our beliefs, then it is only the present that we disgrace in the name of the future.

A belief which does not match our actions is but another’s, whose existence is never real enough to call our own. In this light, it is only possible to say that actions exist and beliefs are as only as real as said actions.

The action which differs from belief must relinquish any ties to that belief, for they are separate, they are an ‘other’ unto each other.

A fool professes a belief and guides not his actions to follow. The wise guide their own actions accordingly, and in doing so, set forth a belief which no soul can dispute, as it is backed with action.

20091107

In aphorism, idiom on 20091107 at 14:15

Belief is not action; action is not belief.

Reason speaks louder than rage.

20090821

In aphorism, idiom, poetry, proverb on 20090821 at 06:27

Below, a fractal of an interpretation of the Chinese idiom, 如鱼得水 – quite literally, “if fish, get water.” This phrase is often interpreted to be “like a fish back in water”; here is my tangent take, written for the wedding of two dear friends:

where there is bird,

there is sky.

where there is worm,

there is earth.

where there is fish,

there is water.

where there is two,

there is friendship.

where there is one,

there is love.

where there is you,

there is me.