Tag Archives: Emerson

Neighbours

When his son died, Emerson looked hard at grief. He later recalled it as a shallow emotion, depthless and unreal. No stoic lives far from the fact that we are born to die.

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Dependency

We resent those on whom we depend. Those on whom we depend resent being resented. Psychology calls this unfortunate arrangement “co-dependency.”

It’s actually a useful term. People understand it.

Please, sir

I am self-reliant in the realization that my good does not come from someone else. It will likely come through someone else; it will not come from someone else.

In the East (a state of consciousness, of union), there is a reluctance to thank one’s benefactors.

To ask someone for something is already to have paid the highest possible price.