The Curious Autodidact

August 20, 2017

Love in Action

Filed under: book related,Word Related — Honilima @ 1:05 pm

Love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing compared to love in dreams. Love in dreams is greedy for immediate action, rapidly performed and in the sight of all. Men will give their lives if only the ordeal does not last long but is soon over, with all looking on and applauding as though on the stage. But active love is labor and fortitude, and for some people too, perhaps, a complete science.

Fyodor Dostoevsky , The Brothers Karamazov

August 10, 2017

Wisdom of the Ages: Susan B. Anthony

Filed under: social justice,women heroes,Word Related — Honilima @ 12:10 am

 

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I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because

I notice it always coincides with their own desires.

Susan B Anthony, reformer and suffragist (1820-1906)

August 1, 2017

Modern Death: a Listen and a Read

Filed under: book related,end of life,Word Related — Honilima @ 2:47 pm

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Dr Haider Warraich is interviewed by Terry Gross about how ignorant we are about the modern ways of dying and the great toll this lack of experience costs our culture daily in so many ways.

How much is too much CPR? ¬†What age is CPR not recommended because a patient will have no quality of life afterwards? How do doctor’s cope with the various wishes of patients in crisis situations? How can we as a culture be more aware of death as a fact of life and the great cost of hope that is not matched my realism?

This is a terrific interview and may take you to an independent bookstore to buy his book.

A great listen with family and friends to elicit a profound discussion about end of life care and your wishes for just the end you most hope to have.

 

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