It wasn?t that she necessarily wanted to socialize at the bonfire, but she wanted to broadcast to the general population that her antisocial behavior was a personal choice not a sentence to social leprosy.
[Horror] [Choice] [Behavior] [Teen] [Social] [J.D. Stroube] [Bonfire] [Cliques] [Antisocial] [Leprosy]
Your goodness must have some edge to it -- else it is none.
[Art] [Books] [Beauty] [Ralph Waldo Emerson] [Power] [Culture] [Wealth] [Behavior] [Illusion] [Eloquence] [Father Must] [Anderbo] [Anderbo Com] [Jonathan Galassi] [Rick Rofihe] [Rofihe] [Gail Hochman] [Rrofihe] [Vilcek Literature Prize] [Whiting Award]
Of course genes can?t pull the levers of our behavior directly. But they affect the wiring and workings of the brain, and the brain is the seat of our drives, temperaments and patterns of thought. Each of us is dealt a unique hand of tastes and aptitudes, like curiosity, ambition, empathy, a thirst for novelty or for security, a comfort level with the social or the mechanical or the abstract. Some opportunities we come across click with our constitutions and set us along a path in life.
[Behavior] [Thought] [Steven Pinker] [Patterns] [Genes] [Temperments]
[W]hat reasoning is this, to criticize an innocent majority who seldom make a slip, for a single act? This is not right. Why can't blame be borne individually for individual guilt? ... But for the love of Christ, those of you with some sense, do not blame the innocent without cause. For if, every time you see one man doing wrong, you're going to accuse all men likewise, it won't take long in any one day before you'll be saying that all men ought to be hung. If one man is a rogue, are all men too? No, there's no logic in that; you know what's true. Were a man hung or dismembered for theft, and they proposed to dish up the same treatment to you, you wouldn't consider it legal. You would look quite unamused, and take the liberty of bidding goodbye to all who pronounced that sort of judmgent. Think of others as you would have them think of you ... Let each bear guilt individually as is only right -- and as you'd wish to be upheld in your own case if you were innocent.
[Anonymous] [Individuality] [Behavior] [Guilt] [Justice] [Inequality] [Expectations] [Prejudice] [Innocence] [Responsibility] [Judgment] [Stereotypes] [Blame] [Conduct] [Condemnation] [Legality]
Every organized religion holds that certain behaviors, rituals, personalities, places, and/or books are sacred. These organized teachings are proper in their own place, but they are mere options for the one infused with devotion. To such a one, God is direct and spontaneous, providing him with an immediate source of guidance and direction. His relationship with God is not mediated through anyone or anything. (104)
[God] [Devotion] [Behavior] [Personality] [Unity] [Rituals] [Sacred] [Prem Prakash] [Sacred Texts]