Miguel's Blog (4)

A dollar

I was once called a "sucker" by a very rich fellow for giving a dollar to a homeless man.

I replied “the day I summarily judge a man as worthless for being poor, I will have…

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Added by Miguel on November 24, 2010 at 1:57am — 6 Comments

For reason's sake

The voids of our knowledge have always been filed with religious and mystical explanations and although we have only began to understand our world, science has done a far greater service than shaman or clergymen in elevating our understanding of the planet and the universe we live in.



There is a view that is often advanced by mystics that the rigor of the sciences stifles imagination…

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Added by Miguel on July 2, 2010 at 11:46pm — 1 Comment

Older but not necessarily wiser

Experience provides an opportunity to learn but it does not guarantee that anything is learned from it.

Much like a pupil that is merely present for class, being present during life’s events, does not by itself guarantee that one will have learned anything.

Few are the people that grow both older and wiser. Most people simply grow older and more irrational.

Added by Miguel on July 2, 2010 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

Being human

We all differ in our ability to participate in the lives of others but we all have the opportunity, the choice, to participate in the lives of others more fully than we do now.

And yet we don’t do it out of fear, out of ambivalence to the suffering of others and because we tell ourselves that we are too busy and our own lives too messed to help others. Yet, all that it takes is to reach out without fear and to care, a simple embrace, to share food, and to…

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Added by Miguel on July 2, 2010 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

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