strange you never knew

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“I will not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it is gone, I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone, there will be nothing.

Only I will remain.”

-Frank Herbert

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42 thoughts on “strange you never knew

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  2. Julia, I read something last week that really opened up my mind to how afraid and indoctrinated with the words, “You can’t.” I am (And I presume others, too.). The statement I read was something like “What you do with your life if nothing was impossible and you had all the means to do what you wanted.” For a moment, my mind opened and I’m afraid it was rather sad when I realized that it may have been my upbringing, my gender or my generation but I realized that I made most of my decisions on what I would dislike the least. There weren’t opportunities like there are for women now. It was mother, nurse, secretary or teacher then. Now, I’m doing what I want, but wouldn’t it be marvelous if this idea of not being afraid and of limitless opportunities was taught in colleges.
    -Ginene

    • Good for you. I like the quote “I’m a product of my decisions, not my circumstances.” Women have certainly come a long way, and we have a long way to go during a time where women in the U. S. earn 70 cents to men’s dollar. Also, women are still working to overcome social tropes–when a man is assertive and self-confident, he’s considered a an effective leader, whereas a woman with the same qualities may frequently be labeled a bitch.

      • Did you see the televison short on TCM where the female movie directors were discussing the difference between treatment of men and women in Hollywood? It was very interesting. One of them said that if a woman director makes a film that isn’t a hit, her career is over, while a man’s career continues if he has a flop. A lot of it has to do with a woman’s communication. One of the directors said when a man needs more money he will say, “I need more money to finish.” while a woman will say, “I’m sorry to have to ask you this, but I will need more money.” An interesting thing happened last summer when two men came from the electric company to work on a utility pole right next to my building at 11:00 pm. While the younger man was up on the pole, he received a phone call from the supervisor asking him what was taking so long. Later, when the younger man was putting the tools back in his truck, I told him, that from a woman’s point of view, I was interested in what he said the supervisor. He said, “I told him if he could do it himself if he thought he would be faster.”
        Ginene

  3. Long live the Bene Gesserit.
    🙂
    How have you been? Too many night shifts?
    Is the darkness, the power lines, and the quote a reflection on your current state of mind?
    😦
    (Let’s hope for a next bright and colourful picture)
    Take care
    Brian

    • Hulloh Brian! Thanks for reaching out! My mind is in balance, though it’s constant refinement and work. Balancing school, work, and volunteering is tough. Luckily I have a strong support network 🙂 How’ve you been? cheers-Julia

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