“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
Be wary of trusting authority rather than your own reasoning of evidence. Those who govern us are simply self-interested animals, in accordance with evolution’s design. Don’t expect or let them easily convince you otherwise. Many laws and recommendations from those in power appear as “do this to help yourself and society” but are really “do this to help me or to help these people who help me”.
“My solitude doesn’t depend on the presence or absence of people; on the contrary, I hate who steals my solitude without, in exchange, offering me true company.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche
Never live like you’ll live forever.
“It’s easy to judge. It’s more difficult to understand. Understanding requires compassion, patience, and a willingness to believe that good hearts sometimes choose poor methods. Through judging, we separate. Through understanding, we grow.” ~ Doe Zantamata
“What you are basically, deep, deep down, far, far in, is simply the fabric and structure of existence itself.” ~Alan Watts
The opposite of love is not hate, it is apathy.