Ursula K Le Guin On Anger

   Ursula K Le Guin   (October 21, 1929 - January 22, 2018)
Ursula K Le Guin (October 21, 1929 – January 22, 2018)

Anger is a useful, perhaps indispensable tool in motivating resistance to injustice. But I think it is a weapon — a tool useful only in combat and self-defense…Anger points powerfully to the denial of rights, but the exercise of rights can’t live and thrive on anger. It lives and thrives on the dogged pursuit of justice.

Anger continued on past its usefulness becomes unjust, then dangerous. Nursed for its own sake, valued as an end in itself, it loses its goal. It fuels not positive activism but regression, obsession, vengeance, self-righteousness. Corrosive, it feeds off itself, destroying its host in the process.

Terry Pratchett On Death

   Terry Pratchett   (April 28, 1948 – March 12, 2015) 
Terry Pratchett (April 28, 1948 – March 12, 2015) 

No one is finally dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away, until the clock wound up winds down, until the wine she made has finished its ferment, until the crop they planted is harvested. The span of someone’s life is only the core of their actual existence.

 

🎂Happy Birthday Terry Pratchett  (April 28, 1948 – March 12, 2015) in Memoriam🌹

Seneca On Life And Death

   Seneca   (c. 4 BC – AD65)
Seneca (c. 4 BC – AD65)

If nature should demand of us that which she has previously entrusted to us, we will also say to her: “Take back a better mind than you gave: I seek no way of escape nor flee: I have voluntarily improved for you what you gave me without my knowledge; take it away.” What hardship is there in returning to the place whence one has come? That man lives badly who does not know how to die well.