Meditations Quote

  1. One example that will strike almost any reader is the sense of mortality that pervades the work. Death is not to be feared, Marcus continually reminds himself. It is a natural process, part of the continual change that forms the world. At other points it is the ultimate consolation. “Soon you will be dead,” Marcus tells himself on a number of occasions, “and none of it will matter” (cf. 4.6, 7.22, 8.2). The emphasis on the vanity and worthlessness of earthly concerns is here linked to the more general idea of transience. All things change or pass away, perish and are forgotten. This is the burden of several of the thought exercises that Marcus sets himself: to think of the court of Augustus (8.31), of the age of Vespasian or Trajan (4.32), the great philosophers and thinkers of the past (6.47)—all now dust and ashes.

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鲁迅说:到了一定年龄 必须扔掉四样东西: 没意义的酒局,不爱你的人 看不起你的亲戚,虚情假义的朋友; 必须拥有四样东西: 扬在脸上的自信,长在心里的善良 融进血液的骨气,刻在生命里的坚强……

Elegant people are to be found in Paris. People of character may exist in the provinces. -Sieyes

“The higher you lift yourself towards the first rank of society,” said Julien to himself, “the more charming manners you find.”

蝴蝶有恶心的青虫阶段,企鹅有落魄的换毛时期,海底几千年的老蚌睡得正香,怀里是一颗价值连城的一颗明珠。你能在它们最丑陋不堪甚至沉眠的日子里,也能留意并抓住那份潜在的美丽与珍贵吗?

天黑路滑,别太复杂 “相信”是一种最为珍贵的幼稚,它毫无根基可言,但支撑它的是执着盲目的爱。

在大多数场合里,“自己”是最不重要的东西。重要的是矛盾的解决,利益的分配,旁人的态度以及情谊的交流,还有“是否乐意下次再见你”。

这里就出现了一个深刻的悖论。本来,人类是为了摆脱粗粝的自然而走向文明的。文明的对立面是荒昧和野蛮,那时的自然似乎与荒昧和野蛮紧紧相连。但是渐渐发现,事情发生了倒转,拥挤的闹市可能更加荒昧,密集的人群可能更加野蛮。 – 文化苦旅

Exploring Enactive Empathy: Actively Responding to and Understanding Others

Full paper: https://www.academia.edu/36551497/Exploring_Enactive_Empathy_Actively_Responding_to_and_Understanding_Others

Daniel D. Hutto

School of Humanities and Social Inquiry Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts University of Wollongong

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Alan Jurgens

School of Humanities and Social Inquiry Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts University of Wollongong

‘I’ll teach you differences’ –

King Lear , Act I, Scene IV

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