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“أرجو منك أن تتوقفى عن ذلك الموقف المستسلم و القدرى ، فنحن جميعا من واجبنا المقدس أن نكون سعداء و إن اضطررنا أحيانا إلى ممارسة العنف ضد الظروف !”
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“الإشتراكيون - وهم حمقى - يعتقدون أنه يمكن تسوية كل شيء بالثورة؛ يقولون هذا لأنهم يفكرون بأن استغلال الإنسان للإنسان يحدث مرة واحدة فقط، وأنه عندما يتحرر المجتمع ممن يحكمونه اليوم فستتم تسوية كل شيء ..
أما نحن فنعرف أنه حيث توجد علاقة من أي نوع سيكون هناك استغلال من القوي للضعيف ..

هذا النضال، هذا الإحتضار الرهيب، هو القدر المحتوم للكائن البشري !”
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"An indispensable book for Ericksonian hypnotists and therapists. The chapter on Patterns of Indirect Suggestion is worth the price of the book."
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Albert Einstein
“The education of the individual, in addition to promoting his own innate abilities, would attempt to develop in him a sense of responsibility for his fellow men in place of the glorification of power and success in our present society.”
Albert Einstein, Essays in Humanism

“An extreme representative of this view is Ted Kaczynski, infamously known as the Unabomber. Kaczynski was a child prodigy who enrolled at Harvard at 16. He went on to get a PhD in math and become a professor at UC Berkeley. But you’ve only ever heard of him because of the 17-year terror campaign he waged with pipe bombs against professors, technologists, and businesspeople. In late 1995, the authorities didn’t know who or where the Unabomber was. The biggest clue was a 35,000-word manifesto that Kaczynski had written and anonymously mailed to the press. The FBI asked some prominent newspapers to publish it, hoping for a break in the case. It worked: Kaczynski’s brother recognized his writing style and turned him in. You might expect that writing style to have shown obvious signs of insanity, but the manifesto is eerily cogent. Kaczynski claimed that in order to be happy, every individual “needs to have goals whose attainment requires effort, and needs to succeed in attaining at least some of his goals.” He divided human goals into three groups: 1. Goals that can be satisfied with minimal effort; 2. Goals that can be satisfied with serious effort; and 3. Goals that cannot be satisfied, no matter how much effort one makes. This is the classic trichotomy of the easy, the hard, and the impossible. Kaczynski argued that modern people are depressed because all the world’s hard problems have already been solved. What’s left to do is either easy or impossible, and pursuing those tasks is deeply unsatisfying. What you can do, even a child can do; what you can’t do, even Einstein couldn’t have done. So Kaczynski’s idea was to destroy existing institutions, get rid of all technology, and let people start over and work on hard problems anew. Kaczynski’s methods were crazy, but his loss of faith in the technological frontier is all around us. Consider the trivial but revealing hallmarks of urban hipsterdom: faux vintage photography, the handlebar mustache, and vinyl record players all hark back to an earlier time when people were still optimistic about the future. If everything worth doing has already been done, you may as well feign an allergy to achievement and become a barista.”
Peter Thiel

Eduardo Mendoza
“الواقع الذى يحيط بنا ليس سوى ستارة ملونة
وفى الجانب الاخر من هذه الستارة لا توجد حياة اخرى وانما هى الحياة نفسها فليس الغيب الا ذلك الجانب الاخر من الستارة وعندما ندقق النظر فى الستارة لا نرى الجانب الاخر الذى هو الشىء نفسه وعندما ندرك ان الواقع ليس سوى ظاهرة بصرية فاننا نتمكن من اجتياز هذه الستارة الملونة
وحين نجتاز تلك الستارة الملونة نجد انفسنا فى عالم اخر مماثل لهذا وفى ذلك العالم يوجد كذلك من ماتوا ومن لم يولدا بعد ولكننا لانراهم الان
لانهم مفصولون عنا بالستارة الملونة التى نخلط بينها وبين الواقع وما ان يتم اجتياز هذه الستارة فى احد الاتجاهات حتى يصبح من السهل جدا اجتيازها دوما فى الاتجاه نفسه وفى الاتجاه المعاكس ايضا”
Eduardo Mendoza, La ciudad de los prodigios

Henry David Thoreau
“Dwell as near as possible to the channel in which your life flows.”
Henry David Thoreau

Albert Einstein
“For while religion prescribes brotherly love in the relations among the individuals and groups, the actual spectacle more resembles a battlefield than an orchestra. Everywhere, in economic as well as in political life, the guiding principle is one of ruthless striving for success at the expense of one's fellow. men. This competitive spirit prevails even in school and, destroying all feelings of human fraternity and cooperation, conceives of achievement not as derived from the love for productive and thoughtful work, but as springing from personal ambition and fear of rejection.”
Albert Einstein, Religion and Science

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