Jessica Bibbee

Posts Tagged ‘culture’

20111215

In aphorism, proverb, rumination on 20111215 at 23:34

Ability, without acting on the ability, is perhaps a greater disability than to never have had the ability.

If another is in need, and I do not help -I have so wasted an opportunity to exercise my ability, and in doing so, I have given up my ability. I am without ability.

A few create the system.
Many perpetuate the system.
Some work the system.
Too few challenge the system.

History shapes us.
Culture enables us.
Humanity entitles us.
Choice defines us.

I am as much a product of my own choice as I am of genetics or environment.

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20090913

In aphorism, proverb on 20090913 at 03:34

Violence does work, but it doesn’t work well.

We must lose not our own culture if we are to understand another’s.

20081030

In aphorism, proverb on 20081030 at 18:16

A truth cannot be identified by a culture, an era, an event; a truth cannot be changed by circumstance or influence.

Money can buy what sweat does not earn, and so it is that what sweat earns, no money can buy.