Thoughts on Thinking

"When somebody persuades me that I am wrong, I change my mind. What do you do?" John Maynard Keynes

"If you're unhappy with your life, change your thinking." Charles Fillmore

"The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it." Eckhart Tolle

"People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them." Epictetus

"The unexamined life is not worth living." Socrates

"Consciousness is a terrible thing to waste." PunditGeorge

Monday, January 18, 2010

Then and Now

Whenever something historical is in the area I want to check it out. So, yesterday Jo-El and I took a day trip to Little Rock to visit the Arkansas Arts Center presentation of “World of Pharaohs.” The exhibition, in cooperation with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, presents a broad array of artifacts through some five thousand years of Egyptian history. Nicely displayed for close up and personal viewing. This isn’t a brooding exhibit but rather more spirited and how the ancients lived. Yes, there are the mummies and such, but “death” isn’t the theme then or now. A continuum of life, albeit with preparation. I enjoyed it. The only jarring moment came when examining a damaged wooden coffin lid and learning that it was being restored after suffering damage by “student protests in 1968.” Ancient looters did their work thousand of years ago, and I guess their descendants continue to break things in the present.

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