Speaker says psychology has commandeered “everything hard” and partitioned it from Scripture with the assumption that its causes are biological
What if I said, there was a way
So that’s the telephone? They ring, and you run.
While your ego is always trying to figure out its place in the world, your true self knows that your place is always right here, right now.
No one really knows why humans do what they do.
Historians are great gossips at a high level.
It is more difficult to undermine faith than knowledge, love succumbs to change less than to respect, hatred is more durable than aversion, and at all times the driving force of the most important changes in this world has been found less in a scientific knowledge animating the masses, but rather in a fanaticism dominating them and in a hysteria which drove them forward.
Happiness is a choice and a state of mind.
When a monkey loses a banana to a rival, he feels bad, but he doesn’t expand the problem by thinking about it over and over. He looks for another banana. He ends up feeling rewarded rather than harmed. Humans use their extra neurons to construct theories about bananas and end up constructing pain.
My head is a prison I’ve been locked in from the start,
So if I’m treated like a criminal I might as well play the part.
(attrib: E. Tancarville)