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Mudlark of the Mainstream

4 July 1968

I spend much of my time searching for anything of value that has been tossed aside by the prevailing current of society.

Random Self-Disclosures:
1. I believe that this is both the best of times and the worst of times and I want to know why and how this is true.
2. If there were no more books, I am quite sure that I would quickly lose my will to live.
3. In any given year, I spend roughly the same amount of money on travel as I do on food and I refuse to scrimp on either.
4. Chronic pain has forced me to emphasize the essential and eliminate the extraneous.
5. I have rarely made the same mistake twice because I have been too busy making new ones.
6. "Lagom är bäst" sums up my philosophy quite succinctly. (for more, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagom )
7. I am highly suspicious of any and all claims to Truth.

Random Quotations:
"The biggest cause of trouble in the world today is that the stupid people are so sure about things and the intelligent folks are so full of doubts."
Bertrand Russell
"Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes."
Oscar Wilde
"No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says; he is always convinced that it says what he means."
George Bernard Shaw
"It is not God that is worshipped but the group or authority that claims to speak in His name. Sin becomes disobedience to authority not violation of integrity."
Sir Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
"Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live."
Oscar Wilde
"EVANGELIST, n. A bearer of good tidings, particularly (in a religious sense) such as assure us of our own salvation and the damnation of our neighbors."
Ambrose Bierce
"If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to."
Dorothy Parker
"It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this."
Bertrand Russell
"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."
John Kenneth Galbraith
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."
Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
Theodore Seuss Geisel
“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I built my life."
J. K. Rowling

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