Finishing Well: Strange responses to “pain”
Great piece from my friend Mike.
“We will do whatever is needed to keep from feeling pain in the moment. It doesn’t really matter to us whether the solution has actually changed anything, but in the moment we ‘feel’ better. Our whole culture has done that in our response to God. […] But we do….we will do whatever it takes to ‘be happy’ and avoid pain in the moment. We divorce our mates to ‘be happy.’ We hurt others so we can ‘be happy.’ We make a big change to get a little result in the moment so we feel like we have solved our problem without really changing anything at all. We have yet to resolve the problem, but we feel better.”
Tags: god, pain
The curse word ‘Battlestar Galactica’ created - CNN.com
Humorous look at the fake curse word “frak”. Yes, it’s intended as a replacement for exactly the word you’re thinking of. I had no idea Glen Larson had coined it during the original Galactica series I watched religiously as a boy. I did, however, remember “feldergarb”.
Tags: battlestar galactica, language, words