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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Four-letter word debates

"Debate" is a 4-letter word?

Why are we afraid of having open debates?

consider the following ideas to stimulate healthy debate:
  • Offer praise every time someone raises a dissenting opinion. 
  • Not every one of your ideas are going to be gems. 
  • You need to be able to hear criticism
  • dissension is important.
  • not a synonym for discuss. 
Can it get confrontational? Yes.
Can it get heated and passionate? I hope so.

  step1) Now focus on task. Be ready for
             our 4-letter word data:

         Write yr fav  4-letter word.
          __ __ __ __

fool, gods, real, calmcool, full, best, dudetime, play, help, childgame, tale, lies, joke

   step2)  From these two quotations, 
How close are they to your views? Elaborate.
1- “….it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.”

              - Macbeth  (William S.)
2- "They lived und laughed ant loved end left." 
     -  Finnegans's wake  (James Joyce)

  step3) What is at once  ....
  • more amorphous than art
  • more single-minded than science, and 
  • more philosophical than philosophy itself?  

    a)  Remorse,   b)  Forgetfulness,        c) Love       d)  Freedom

 Brainpickings  by 

Made yr Valentine?  Not yet!

 "For happiness I pine, 
  so come and be my Valent...ine"

What Is Love? 

Stendhal in his fantastic 1822 treatise on love:
Love is like a fever which comes and goes quite independently of the will. … there are no age limits for love.

Ambrose Bierce, with the characteristic wryness of The Devil’s Dictionary:
Love, n. A temporary insanity curable by marriage.
Katharine Hepburn in Me : Stories of My Life:
Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get — only with what you are expecting to give — which is everything.
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky puts it even more forcefully in The Brothers Karamazov:
What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.

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