Mark Wyner’s journal

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I like to talk endlessly about anything related to soccer, the cosmos, and making our corner of it a better place to be, which may tickle your fancy.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

“If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.”

—Dali Lama

Saturday, July 19, 2014

“A belief is not an idea held by the mind, it is an idea that holds the mind.”

—Elly Roselle

Friday, July 18, 2014

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”

—Lao Tzu

Thursday, July 17, 2014

“Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.”

—Fred Rogers

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

“Exploration of the full range of our own potentialities is not something that we can safely leave to the chances of life. It is something to be pursued avidly to the end of our days. We should look forward to an endless and unpredictable dialogue between our own potentialities and the claims of life—not only the claims we encounter, but the claims we invent. And by potentialities I mean not just skills, but the full range of our capacities for sensing, wondering, learning, understanding, loving, and aspiring.”

—John W. Gardener

Monday, July 14, 2014

We Can Be a Better Species

We need to step up as men. We need to find a way to build a future of gender equality for our daughters, our sisters, our nieces, our wives. Where there is gender equality and respect there is a brighter future for us all.

Yes, women are attractive. Yes, we love to look at them. That’s human nature. That’s how we survive as a species, by wanting to make babies. But we need to make a conscious effort to rewire our brains to be less primitive and more sophisticated.

I am not suggesting that all men are mysogynists, but I am suggesting that we aren’t paying attention; and we’re suffering as a result. When we change how we advertise products, how we portray women in fiction, how we value women as not only members but leaders in society, we become a better species.

So let’s step up, men. Let’s be a better species. We can do this.

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