“There will come a day when a carrot, freshly observed, will spark a revolution.”

-Paul Cezanna

“If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years.”

-Bertrand Russell

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”

-Mahatma Gandhi

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

-The Buddha

“The principles of Jefferson are the axioms of a free society.”

-Abraham Lincoln

“Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations – entangling alliances with none.”

-Thomas Jefferson

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”


“A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.”

-Barry Goldwater

“The average age of the world’s great civilizations has been two hundred years. These nations have progressed through the following sequence: from bondage to spiritual faith, from spiritual faith to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependency, from dependency back to bondage.”

-Alexander Tyler, 18th Century Historian

“When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man’s concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses. If more politicians knew poetry, and more poets knew politics, I am convinced the world would be a little better place in which to live.”

-Sen. John F. Kennedy, Address at Harvard University, 1956

“A man going to knowledge is like going to war; you must go wide-awake, with fear, with respect and with complete assurance.”

-Carlos Castelnada, Don Juan

The Seven Blunders of the World is a list that Mahatma Gandhi gave to his grandson Arun Gandhi during his last days. The seven blunders are:
* Wealth without work
* Pleasure without conscience
* Knowledge without character
* Commerce without morality
* Science without humanity
* Worship without sacrifice
* Politics without principle

Transition Movement

Transitioning to a post-peak oil world – – June 24, 2009

The End Is Near! (Yay!) – New York Times – April 6, 2009

Transition US – Transition United States Website

Modern Prayers

Red Cave, Yeasayer (2008)

“I’m so blessed to pass the good time,
with my family and the friends I love,
in my short life I have met,
so many people I deeply care for.”


Perfect Market: a theoretical ‘free’ market that approaches 100% efficiency.
Ultimate Goal: globally enabled self actualization.

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