About dave cunningham

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  • dave shared from Family Life: A Novel by Akhil Sharma
    The sentences were like long weeds waving from the bottom of a muddy pond. I
    Note: good read
  • dave shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000IMVNQU/ref=r_soa_p_i
    “How much of our lives, good and bad, should we credit to our personal decisions, and how much is just the inheritance of our culture, our families, and our parents who have failed their children? How much is Mom’s life her own fault? Where does blame stop and sympathy begin?”
    Note: Me being the "Acorn Cracker" that I think of myself as,,,thought I would share......
  • dave shared from Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
    The supreme commandment of the rich is ‘Invest!’ The supreme commandment of the rest of us is ‘Buy!’
    Note: skaves to a system of stuff.....
  • dave shared from Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
    In contrast, most people today successfully live up to the capitalist–consumerist ideal. The new ethic promises paradise on condition that the rich remain greedy and spend their time making more money, and that the masses give free rein to their cravings and passions – and buy more and more. This is the first religion in history whose followers actually do what they are asked to do. How, though, do we know that we’ll really get paradise in return? We’ve seen it on television.
    Note: sad but so true
  • dave shared from Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
    When evaluating global happiness, it is wrong to count the happiness only of the upper classes, of Europeans or of men. Perhaps it is also wrong to consider only the happiness of humans.
    Note: good point !
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