Monday, March 26, 2012

                     Did You Ever Notice – 

                         Hearsay & Heresy 

              Differ by a Mere Two Letters?

The Self Psychology of Gossip

Our credulity is greatest concerning the things we know least about. And since we know least about ourselves, we are ready to believe all that is said about us. Hence the mysterious power of both flattery and calumny.                                                                                              
                                                                                      Eric Hoffer (1902–1983)
                             U.S. philosopher. The Passionate State of Mind,(1955)

Criticism is sacrilege, doubt is heresy.

                                                                                                                               Ben Hecht (1893–1964)
                                                                            U.S. journalist, author, screenwriter. "The Captive Muse,” (1954)

There is no worse heresy than when the identity of the person alone is enough to validate their hearsay in the eyes of others                                                                                         
                                                                                        Natalie Frank, Writer, 2012

A Brief Thought from the Land of Alternatives

Lest you have experienced it firsthand, it is naught by hearsay
Choosing to believe naught but hearsay
gives birth to the power of destruction
If I refuse to play by the rules of your hearsay,
rejecting your assertions of groundless hatred
with all my senses & thoughts & feelings
I render you powerless over me
your hearsay negated everywhere that matters
It is not that your hearsay no longer exists
It is that it never came into being to begin with
Now that all which maintained you never existed
It is you who are naught
And I pity you

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