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I've Got Some Things to Say | By Romelu Lukaku
Let me tell you something — every game I ever played was a Final. When I played in the park, it was a Final. When I played during break in kindergarten, it was a Final. I’m dead-ass serious. I used to try to tear the cover off the ball every time I shot it. Full power. We weren’t hitting R1, bro. No finesse shot. I didn’t have the new FIFA. I didn’t have a Playstation. I wasn’t playing around. I was trying to kill you.
Thierry  Henry  romelu  lukaku  poverty  attitude  belgium  rom  wow  people  football  belgian  0 
5 weeks ago by bekishore
Struggling Through Engineered Storms - Siddha Performance
Every human being is on a path toward Living.

It is just that he has created problems for himself in reaching it.

And he has created problems for himself because he has been taught to romanticize the idea of Struggle.

“Without struggle there can be no progress.” Isn’t this the idea that pervades all of humanity?

The greatest struggle, my friend, is to see that there is no problem.

...

Struggles such as poverty and physical pain and ailment are at least understandable. They can be overcome rather easily. But at least they are tangible and visible.

But the drape of “spirituality” is a trap that few come back from.
poverty  physical  pain  spirit  spirituality  engineered  storm  kapil  gupta  siddha  performance  great  greatest  struggle 
6 weeks ago by bekishore
How poverty changes your mind-set | Chicago Booth Review
US lawmakers have expressed frustration when investments such as welfare programs don’t pull people out of poverty. “I believe in helping those who cannot help themselves but would if they could,” said Senator Orrin Hatch (Republican of Utah) this past December, when explaining his views on government spending. “I have a rough time wanting to spend billions and billions and trillions of dollars to help people who won’t help themselves, won’t lift a finger, and expect the federal government to do everything.”
bad  decisions  decision  poverty  poor  mind-set  mind  set  change  changes  how  why  chicago  booth  review 
february 2018 by bekishore
Eisenhower | Jason A. Hoffman
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
This world in arms is not spending money alone.
It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities.
It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of 60,000 population.
It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals.
It is some 50 miles of concrete highway.
We pay for a single fighter with a half million bushels of wheat.
We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people.
This, I repeat, is the best way of life to be found on the road the world has been taking.
This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.
These plain and cruel truths define the peril and point the hope that come with this spring of 1953.
This is one of those times in the affairs of nations when the gravest choices must be made, if there is to be a turning toward a just and lasting peace.
It is a moment that calls upon the governments of the world to speak their intentions with simplicity and with honesty.
quote  poverty  poor  peace  war  quotation 
june 2016 by bekishore

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