Reading, Writing, Pondering: Big Life Themes, Literature, Contemporary/Historical Issues
|May 28 2019
Is inaction a form of action? What do you think of inaction or rather giving up? Can it sometimes work? Can anyone be blamed for inaction in real life or in history.
Yes, Neville Chamberlain: pre-WWII.
Edmund Burke: "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." And "All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."
May 29 2019:
Prompt: "Everything's good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August." Jenny Han What are your thoughts about this quote?
Absolutely not so for me: the magical months are September, October, November, December, and secondarily January through March: long nights, short days; cold, and if only I could live farther North or West, snow and ice and blizzards. Winter is my favourite season and Autumn is a close second. Spring and Summer mean unbearable heat and humidity.