Tag Archives: materialism

the word ‘think’

“In the United States we think we have at our disposal virtually everything– and I emphasize the word ‘think.’ We have big houses and cars, good medical treatment, jets, trains and monorails; we have computers, good communications, many comforts and conveniences. But where have they gotten us? We have an abundance of material things, but …

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Into A

“A person should never own anything that he can’t get into a coffin.”  ~Fred Allen

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Values

“Youths are passed through schools that don’t teach, then forced to search for jobs that don’t exist, and finally left stranded in the street to stare at the glamorous lives advertised around them.”  ~Huey P. Newton If a television show said a dirty word or flashed a quick peek at a boobie, their call center …

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Person-Oriented

“I am convinced that if we are to get on the right side of the world revolution, we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a ‘thing-oriented’ society to a ‘person-oriented’ society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important …

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And so it begins…

A lot of great Eastern minds have said the same thing, but I kind of like the way Jim Toomey puts it.  😀

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