You never stop the measuring process because these are oceans that are so deep that they have no bottom, and it takes a long time to know that. It only goes to a higher place after you've gone to the depths where you think there's a bottom - and when you find out that there is no bottom, it just rises up into this plume of euphoria.
We need an honest bottom line. Today that bottom line is vastly subsidized. If anyone of us were paying the full cost of oil our bottom lines would be very different. If you internalize the cost of oil, look at the cost of the war in the Middle East or the cost of global warming for future generations, if you internalize those external costs and what you pay, that bottom line would look very different, what ever business you are in.
Many divorces are not really the result of irreparable injury but involve, instead, a desire on the part of the man or woman to shatter the setup, start out from scratch alone, and make life work for them all over again. They want the risk of disaster, want to touch bottom, see where bottom is, and, coming up, to breathe the air with relief and relish again.
At bottom, I mean profoundly at bottom, the FBI has nothing to do with Communism, it has nothing to do with catching criminals, it has nothing to do with the Mafia, the syndicate, it has nothing to do with trust-busting, it has nothing to do with interstate commerce, it has nothing to do with anything but serving as a church for the mediocre. A high church for the true mediocre.
REASONS FOR BELIEVING IN ANYTHING ARE FEW AND FAR BETWEEN THESE DAYS AND I AM JUST A BOY WHO CAN'T SAY NO THINGS ARE SO MUCH CLEARER IN A HAZE AND YOU DON'T KNOW, SO WHY NOT GIVE IT A CHANCE HEAVEN'S AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS GLASS LESSONS ARE FOR LEARNING THEN THROWING AWAY EXPERIENCE HAS TAUGHT ME NOTHING THINK I'LL TAKE A CHANCE AND MISS YOU TODAY YOU CAN CHOOSE REAL LIFE IF YOU WANT AND YOU DON'T KNOW, SO WHY NOT GIVE IT A CHANCE HEAVEN'S AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS GLASS BLINDED BY THE SUNSHINE GIVE ME NEON LIGHT WHEN I'M FAR AWAY THIS IS MY HOME A SMALL ONE ON THE SIDE TO AID MY FLIGHT THEN I CAN FEEL MY WINGS BEGIN TO GROW AND YOU DON'T KNOW, SO WHY DON'T GIVE IT A CHANCE HEAVEN'S AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS GLASS
If [science] tends to thicken the crust of ice on which, as it were, we are skating, it is all right. If it tries to find, or professes to have found, the solid ground at the bottom of the water it is all wrong. Our business is with the thickening of this crust by extending our knowledge downward from above, as ice gets thicker while the frost lasts; we should not try to freeze upwards from the bottom.
...in place of the Old Bottom Line of money and power, a New Bottom Line of Love and Generosity is possible. People of all faiths need to shape a political and social movement that reaffirms the most generous, peace-oriented, social justice-committed, and loving truths of the spiritual heritage of the human race.
I run my company according to feminine principles, principles of caring, making intuitive decisions, not getting hung up on hierarchy or all those dreadfully boring business-school management ideas; having a sense of work as being part of your life, not separate from it; putting your labor where your love is; being responsible to the world in how you use your profits; recognizing the bottom line should stay at the bottom.
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