1、Do all established traditions deserve to remain in existence?
2、"The price of greatness is responsibility."Winston Churchill
3、Is criticism—judging or finding fault with the ideas and actions of others—essential for personal well-being and social progress?
4、Is conflict helpful?
5、Many societies believe that the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human right. But it is also true that attainment of happiness remains elusive. Perhaps Bertrand Russell had it right when he said, “To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.”
6、Are people afraid to speak out against authority, whether the authority is an individual, a group, or a government?
7、If we are afraid to reveal our lack of knowledge we will not be able to learn. In order to make progress we must admit where we are now. Such an admission of ignorance is not easy. As Thoreau says, “How can we remember our ignorance which our growth requires, when we are using our knowledge all the time?”
8、There is usually a kernel of truth in the words Oscar Wilde puts in the mouth of his most outrageous characters – they wouldn’t be funny otherwise. One such gem that is worth pondering is: The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.
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