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

Sunday, August 02, 2015


There are many, many, people who will comment on the decision to use atomic weapons on Japan in order to end the second world war.  Truman's merciful decision saved untold lives, both Japanese and allied.  I dare say, many of the people who distort that history are alive today because of the use of those weapons spared their parent/grandparent/great-grandparent.  The allies were prepared for one million casualties for the invasion of Japan.  The Japanese penchant for death would mean the destruction of most of its population.   An additional factor seldom noted, if the war had not ended when it did, the Soviet Union would have been in Japan.  So, terrible as the weapons were, they ultimately saved lives and the world is better for their use.  Thank you, Mr. Truman.

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