“They blame those who remain silent, they blame those who speak much, they blame those who speak in moderation. There is none in the world who is not blamed.”
–The Buddha [From the Dhammapada]
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
We need to talk about optimism.
By David Mattin. Writer, future thinker, global keynote speaker
Miserere mei, Deus, secundum misericordiam tuam”.
For the director of music. A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba.
according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion
blot out my transgressions.
Wash away all my iniquity
and cleanse me from my sin.
and my sin is always before me.
Against you, you only, have I sinned
and done what is evil in your sight;
so you are right in your verdict
and justified when you judge.
let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
Memento, homo … quia pulvis es, et in pulverem reverteris
(cf. Gn 3:19). “Remember, man, you are dust and to dust you will return.”