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Stephen R. Covey

Sadness about Notre Dame, Grumpiness about Les Misérables, a Meditation on Stability

April 15th, 2019

Philip is grumpy today, but he manages to talk about Notre Dame, the quality of perseverance, the power in hating and blaming, and we even fit in a meditation to engender stability.

5 Responses to “Sadness about Notre Dame, Grumpiness about Les Misérables, a Meditation on Stability”

  1. I hate Les Miserables. Orios I find disgusting!!!! Why so many people like them it is beyond me. Very amusing talk.

  2. Hi Philip,

    It was interesting to me to hear you speak about what you hate giving you a sort of energy. And its almost like making a connection with it on some weird level that, really, you don’t want to have…being that that thing, whatever it is, is not liked.

    And inevitably, I heard my mother’s voice saying, “Be careful what you hate.”

    And in the context of what you were saying, her words made more sense to me because to expend the energy to hate something, you form a connection of some sort, that you wouldn’t have if you were completely indifferent.

    Anyhow, thank you, as always for words that provoke thought!

    Beth Haley (aka, Thela Foxgood)
    from Magic class 🙂

    • Hi Beth, yes it was quite a revelation to me that I realised I secretly (or semi-consciously) ‘loved’/’was attached to’ Les Miserables, precisely because I ‘hated’ it! That explained why, for instance, certain homophobic men are obsessed with gays and spend time ‘gay bashing.’ I always thought that if you hate something you wanted distance, but now I realise you secretly want closeness because you are attached!

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