Is Change Required

Is it necessary to change the mind of someone who has an opposing view in order to gain an ally? An example: Mary believes that Capitalism is the basis of women’s problems in the US. She points out that had the colonies remained with England, slavery would have ended much sooner and women would have…

Anaïs Nin

“I hate men who are afraid of women’s strength.” ― Anaïs Nin “How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?” ― Anaïs Nin “I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on…

Celebrate or Lose It

“People of our time are losing the power of celebration. Instead of celebrating we seek to be amused or entertained. Celebration is an active state, an act of expressing reverence or appreciation. To be entertained is a passive state–it is to receive pleasure afforded by an amusing act or a spectacle…. Celebration is a confrontation,…

Slaughtering our Finest Impulses

“Every day we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get a heartache when we read those lines written by the hand of a master and recognize them as our own, as the tender shoots which we stifled because we lacked the faith to believe in our own powers, our own criterion of truth…