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Ariel’s Existing Situation Avoids excessive effort and needs roots, security, and peaceful companionship. May be physically unwell, in need of gentle handling and considerate treatment. Ariel’s Stress Sources Wishes to be independent, unhampered, and free from any limitation or restriction, other than those which he imposes of himself or by his own choice and decision. … Continue reading

An absolutely phenomenal description of Sagittarius that hits it right on the spot for me: The Archer November 23 to December 21 Optimistic and freedom-loving Jovial and good-humored Honest and straightforward Intellectual and philosophical On the dark side…. Blindly optimistic and careless Irresponsible and superficial Tactless and restless LIKES: Traveling, Getting to the heart of the matter, Freedom, Laws … Continue reading

Emerson: Self-Reliance – Introduction (On politics)

(these are the words of Richard Whelan) A person who is wise and virtuous, loving, sincere, honorable, self-reliant, self-disciplined, generous, and nonviolent acts responsibly and reasonably, and does what need to be done. He or she is capable of governing himself or herself, not only morally but also politically. That conclusion was taken for granted … Continue reading

Emerson: Self Reliance – Introduction

(most of this is not Emerson, but interpretation from Richard Whelan) The universe and everything in it form a single, unified, organic system. Emerson advocated a life that would be lived in full and constant awareness of that “unity of cause.” The wise person is one who looks through the phenomenon of the material world … Continue reading

Atlas Shrugged, p.100

She heard him chuckling, and after a while he said, “Dagny, there’s nothing of any importance in life- except how well you do your work. Nothing. Only that. Whatever else you are, will come from that. It’s the only measure of human value. All the codes of ethics they’ll try to ram down your throat … Continue reading

Atlas Shrugged, p.96

“What are you after?” “Money.” “Don’t you have enough?” “In his lifetime, every one of my ancestors raised the production of d’Anconia Copper by about ten per cent. I intend to raise it by one hundred.” “What for?” Jim asked, in sarcastic imitation of Francisco’s voice. “When I die, I hope to go to heaven- … Continue reading

Atlas Shrugged, p.86

They stood at the window, watching silently, intently. She did not speak, until another load of green-blue metal came moving across the sky. The the first words she said were not about rail, track or an order completed on time. She said, as if greeting a new phenomenon of nature: “Rearden Metal…” He noticed that, … Continue reading

The source of religious law

Once when Master Tanesada, the founder of the Chiba family, was coming by sea to the island of Shikoku, a strong wind began blowing and the boat was damaged. The boat was saved from sinking by abalone gathering together and covering over the damaged sections. From that time on, none of the Chiba family nor … Continue reading