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QA 44. Thinking about dignity

  • Posted by Helen Douglas
  • On August 24, 2013
dig ni ty [L. dignus ‘worthy’] n. the state or quality of being worthy of honour or respect “Dignity comes from using your inherent human resources, by doing things with your own bare hands – on the spot, properly and beautifully. You can do that even in the worst of the worst situations, you can still make your life elegant.” Chögyam […]
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QA 43. The meaning of transgression

  • Posted by Helen Douglas
  • On July 28, 2013
But the poet’s task, Kafka says, is to lead the isolated human being into the infinite life, the contingent into the lawful. Anne Carson The contingent: what sommer happens to be and could just as well be otherwise. South Africans drive on the left side, Canadians on the right. Some people wear black for mourning […]
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