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Location: Illinois, United States
Traditions: Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Humanism, Judaism, Native American, Pagan, Unitarian, Universal Ethics
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It's not about what we should believe; it's about how we should behave.

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Preach the gospel wherever you can; when all else fails use words.

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Life's Operating Manual
by Tom Shadyac
Page 196
Published by Hay House , 2013
Contribution #8022


If all the insects were to disappear from the earth, within 50 years, all life on earth would end; if all human beings were to disappear from the earth, within 50 years, all forms of life would flourish.

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Life's Operating Manual
by Tom Shadyac
Page 119
Published by Hay House , 2013
Contribution #7986


Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.

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As I "won," I didn't feel the fruits of that. I felt the fruits when I served others, when I gave myself away. . . . I've always seen my life as an experiment. I just want to go to what works. As I felt the charity aspect in my life, the giving aspect, I felt a power and I've walked more into that.

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MSNBC - The Cycle, Guest Spot, August 27, 2013
http://video.msnbc.msn.com/the-cycle/52858130#53257606
Contribution #7938


We're a young species; We're only 175,000 years old. On the evolutionary scale, life on this planet is 4 billion years old. We're 175,000 years old. So we're trying something out. Who wouldn't think it would be better to have the most stuff to take as much as you could? As we do that, we see why the moral prophets come along and say, don't even store into barns, right? It's easier for a camel to pass through the eye of the needle than a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. We've seen we plunder nature. We plunder our neighbor. We create enemies because we're against each other.

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MSNBC, The Cycle - Guest Spot, August 27, 2013
http://video.msnbc.msn.com/the-cycle/52858130#53257606
Contribution #7937


Nature actually works through intense cooperation. There is competition in nature , but it thrives through cooperation. We don't teach this to our kids. It's actually a violent ideology. It's why kids go into school and bully each other and god forbid do things even worse. Cooperation will become the marching orders of the human species or we're not going to make it.

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MSNBC - The Cycle, Guest Spot, August 27, 2013
http://video.msnbc.msn.com/the-cycle/52858130#53257606
Contribution #7936


Our own economy tells us to take as much as we can get, right? Our own economy says, you're going to be the most successful graduate if you go into the business world and take as much you can get. That's not how nature works. Nature has a much simpler economy. Everything in nature takes what it needs. That's it. You don't see an oak tree gathering up all the resources. An oak tree takes what it needs to be the authentic oak tree it is.

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MSNBC - The Cycle
http://video.msnbc.msn.com/the-cycle/52858130#53257606
Contribution #7934


New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.

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You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.

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We won't always know whose lives we touched and made better for our having cared, because actions can sometimes have unforeseen ramifications. What's important is that you do care and you act.

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