Top 6 quotes from 'Colorworld'
“A regular income doesn’t matter if you can’t pay the bills.” This falls in nicely with the debate of raising the minimum wage, but more importantly, it also speaks to human development. People who work two or three jobs and still cannot pay their bills aren’t necessarily overspending. Instead, they are working for the sake of drudgery and have no opportunity to self-actualize. In a country where two people working full-time at minimum wage cannot afford a two bedroom apartment, we need to recognize this and do something about it.
“Even nice people can do bad things when they are afraid.” It’s like watching the song “Kill the Beast” come to life again. People who are afraid do unpredictable and horrible things. Unfortunately, fear is a great motivator to sell products and policies. Capitalism seems to be willing to live with the unpredictable as long as people are making money.
“They thrived on moments.” In the book, Wendy goes into a children’s cancer ward to volunteer in the hopes that she will feel better about her situation. She expected to find depression and sadness, and instead found children who were happy. They weren’t their disease; they were children, and Wendy found that their focus on the now helped them to be happier.
“Life goes on. It always goes on, whether you’re ready or not.”
“Intimacy that is one sided will never sustain a relationship.” Kind of reminds of that saying, stalking is when you go for a romantic walk with someone and he or she doesn’t know.
“Lying just never works out the way you expect.” Even when we have the best of intentions, lying seems to find a way to mess things up more than the truth ever would have. It is possible that had Clinton admitted his dalliance with Lewinsky and apologized, people would have respected that he owned up to the situation, and his presidency would have gone differently. The truth needs to be told with love and understanding, but it still needs to be told.
All views are attributed to the writer of this article and may differ from the views of the author of Colorworld.
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