"When a man is getting better he understand more and more clearily the evil that is still left in him. when a man is getting worse he understands his own badness less and less. A moderatley bad man knows he is not very good. A throughly bad man thinks he is alright....... good people know about both good and evil: bad people do not know either."
Monday, June 27, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something's suffered damage and has a history, it becomes more beautiful.
Friday, June 3, 2011
Righteous LDS young men are given clear goals: get an education, serve a mission, get married, work to provide for your family. A young man can safely make a single generalized career plan: prepare to work full-time in a position that will support a family until retirement. Brother may change jobs from time to time, but the general plan will remain intact.Sister is likely to perceive her duties as: get as much education as you can; go on a mission if you feel so inspired; get married if a worthy man asks; stay home with your children if you get married and are able to have children; provide for your family if your husband dies, is disabled, or leaves you; provide for yourself if you stay single or somehow lose your husband; help provide for your family if your husband gets laid off or your family encounters other difficult circumstances...and so on.