O império do consumo
Aum Shinrikyo headquarters. Aum Shinrikyo was a doomsday cult who produced Sarin nerve gas (at a location near the park which was under construction) then launched attacks, including one on the Tokyo subways, killing 19 people. A massive force stormed the nearby headquarters to end the cult’s run. (mais…)
I was talking to a younger friend last night at an opening of an exhibition. I have known this person since she was quite young and have always admired her native talent in many disciplines that she has chosen to follow over the years. She has shown great ability in painting and drawing but also craves to create in video, music and dance. She said she wants to paint but feels that she wants to equally do all these other things as well. (mais…)
I was taking advantage of the clear and warm day yesterday, finally daring to take the plow off of my tractor in my garage. As I finished I stepped out into the sunlight and looked to my right, up towards the edge of the woods about 50 feet away. I was startled by sight of a strikingly white creature standing in my sightline. (mais…)
When men are most sure and arrogant they are commonly most mistaken, giving views to passion without that proper deliberation which alone can secure them from the grossest absurdities.
Confidence is a big element in what I do and probably in the careers of most folks, regardless of their field. Nobody buys from a salesman who doesn’t express supreme confidence in his product, nobody attends the sermons of a minister who isn’t cure that his beliefs are absolute and nobody wants their financial adviser to tell them that he’s not sure if they will make money with his investments. (mais…)