Remember

there is enough treachery, hatred violence absurdity in the average
human being to supply any given army on any given day

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and the best at murder are those who preach against it
and the best at hate are those who preach love
and the best at war finally are those who preach peace

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those who preach god, need god
those who preach peace do not have peace
those who preach peace do not have love

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beware the preachers
beware the knowers
beware those who are always reading books
beware those who either detest poverty
or are proud of it
beware those quick to praise
for they need praise in return
beware those who are quick to censor
they are afraid of what they do not know
beware those who seek constant crowds for
they are nothing alone
beware the average man the average woman
beware their love, their love is average
seeks average

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but there is genius in their hatred
there is enough genius in their hatred to kill you
to kill anybody
not wanting solitude
not understanding solitude
they will attempt to destroy anything
that differs from their own
not being able to create art
they will not understand art
they will consider their failure as creators
only as a failure of the world
not being able to love fully
they will believe your love incomplete
and then they will hate you
and their hatred will be perfect

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like a shining diamond
like a knife
like a mountain
like a tiger
like hemlock

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their finest art

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Charles Bukowski

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People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

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If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

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If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

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The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

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Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

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The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

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People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

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What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

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People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

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Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

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Kent M. Keith

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Re Activism

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1

being an activist more often than not’s a condescending gesture which assumes that the given object/subject of activism is so weak and fragile that it needs an activist’s protection (from their own reckless brothers and sisters).

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2

environmentalism begins at one’s aura. the actual vibe we put out is what we are primarily responsible for. and not much more. the rest is taken care of by the grace of globe.

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3

you think you are a good soul raising awareness and all: but in all likelihood all you are raising’s only hell and the level of division. that is to say: the quotient of the collective human neurosis.

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4

you are (in effect) intent on wounding others around yourself—under the pretext of healing things—just so you feel off the hook (say) of your internal hell by imposing it without?

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5

now honestly:

isn’t it utterly deluded to assume that the world needs anyone’s protection?

that mother Earth (the womb) could be victimized by humanity (the fetus)?

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6

isn’t it sort of schizoid to treat the world as a separate entity from humanity?

as if humanity was not itself an expression of nature?

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7

isn’t it deeply arrogant and narcissistic to assume that you know what’s good for others and the world?

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8

isn’t it actually counterproductive (in the long run) to guilt and shame anyone into performing certain (pretend) gestures?

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9

isn’t it more productive to (silently) walk your talk rather than pro-vocatively talk it?

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10

don’t you sometimes feel like that you’re part of a mob which threatens to drag us all into a fascistic and joyless state and flux of affairs?

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11

what kind of utopia would you expect from constantly policing an ever more sterile sandbox of a society?

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