No man chooses evil because it is evil; He only mistakes it for happiness, the good He seeks Mary Wollstonecraft quote Monday Mantra 176 via LaWhimsy
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Monday Mantra 176 – No man chooses evil because it is evil

“No man chooses evil because it is evil; He only mistakes it for happiness, the good He seeks.” ~ Mary Wollstonecraft I came across this quote from Mary Wollstonecraft (the social philosopher mother of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly) and it struck quite the chord in me. Considering the current headlines, especially those of a political nature,… Continue reading Monday Mantra 176 – No man chooses evil because it is evil

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Word Nerd: Meliorism

Meliorism is the belief that the world can be improved through human effort. Meliorism was most likely drawn from the Latin melior (better) or the English meliorate, which is a synonym of ameliorate (to make better). Many credit British novelist George Eliot with coining meliorism and meliorist (an advocate of meliorism) in 1877, though meliorist… Continue reading Word Nerd: Meliorism

Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go Unknown quote Monday Mantra 175 via LaWhimsy
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Monday Mantra 175 – Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go

“Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.” ~ Unknown Autumn is a time of change, of a rich sort of ripening that quickly turns and fades. Nature seems to burst at the seams with rich, fiery colors that delight all the senses and then just as suddenly as the colors appeared… Continue reading Monday Mantra 175 – Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go