Beware unearned acquisition

Danger of unprepared exposure When one struggles to make ends meet for the seemingly ‘basic’ things of life, one not only has less excess but usually also has a greater appreciation for what little excess there is. Therefore, they're less likely to waste it on personal gratification. In contrast, when there's ample excess, or the... Continue Reading →

Misleading wow-factor

Don't confuse wow factor with edification. Because edification usually involves ‘internal’ experiences as opposed to external ones, we come to associate that which ‘moves us’ internally, as edifying. If something is emotionally powerful, we can easily identify a change or a ‘capture’ of our internal attention. We might consider it edifying because it’s not an... Continue Reading →

Deceitfully appears superior

Gratification does initially burn brighter Gratification is a willingness to burn more than surplus alone, for the purpose of short-term gain. He who edifies however, will not waste more than their excess because they understand and appreciate that they have stakeholders who rely on their base ability to continue functioning as expected, and therefore they... Continue Reading →

Conscience discord desensitisation

You might think it a pointless argument trying to convince somebody that 'blinding yourself makes you blind', but the way we live our lives often suggests our need to be reminded. Every time we suppress our conscience, ignore our values or live in discord with what we know to be right, we reinforce a desensitisation... Continue Reading →

Unlimited blindness

Gratification blinds us. It's a heavily underappreciated and a heavy, deadly truth. The reality that there's countless opportunities to gratify ourselves on a daily basis accompanied with the fact that we gratify by default, makes the dangers of gratification and it's blinding effect, something we all need to take much more seriously than we do. Gratification’s... Continue Reading →

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