With America’s wars winding down, the United States is now losing more soldiers to suicide than to the enemy. Include veterans, and the tragedy is even more sweeping. For every soldier killed in war this year, about 25 veterans now take their own lives.
Monthly Archives: August 2012
Happiness is good health and a bad memory.
— Ingrid Bergman
With what’s going on in my life, this made me chuckle 🙂
Our capacity to draw happiness from aesthetic objects or material
goods in fact seems critically dependent on our first satisfying a
more important range of emotional or psychological needs, among them
the need for understanding, for love, expression and respect.
— Alain De Botton
When we are mindful of every nuance of our natural world, we finally
get the picture: that we are only given one dazzling moment of life
here on Earth, and we must stand before that reality both humbled and
elevated, subject to every law of our universe and grateful for our
brief but intrinsic participation with it. (From her biography of
naturalist Eustace Conway.)
— Elizabeth Gilbert