If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists – to protect them and to promote their common welfare – all else is lost.
“The Thing” is a film about an alien — but it can be read as a metaphor for this pandemic, this disease. The appearance of normalcy is all-important for the creature. It wants to imitate perfectly, so no one can tell who’s sick and who’s not. Ultimately, the whole movie is about trust: Can you […]
To be able to have someone to go to that you trust, that you know has got your back, to have that in life is so precious, it’s a blessing.
Needing someone is like needing a parachute. If he isn’t there the first time you need him, chances are you won’t be needing him again.
The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple.