Brotherly advice

The best way to begin each day well is to think upon awakening whether we could not give at least one person pleasure on this day. If this practice could be accepted as a substitute for the religious habit of prayer, our fellow men would benefit by this change.

F. Nietzsche

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

6 thoughts on “Brotherly advice

  1. john zande says:

    In case you haven’t already seen it (i’m sure you have), here’s the Atheist “Ten Commandments”:

    Alain de Botton’s ‘list for life’

    Resilience: Keeping going even when things are looking dark.
    Empathy: The capacity to connect imaginatively with the sufferings and unique experiences of another person.
    Patience: We should grow calmer and more forgiving by being more realistic about how things actually happen.
    Sacrifice: We won’t ever manage to raise a family, love someone else or save the planet if we don’t keep up with the art of sacrifice.
    Politeness: Politeness is closely linked to tolerance, -the capacity to live alongside people whom one will never agree with, but at the same time, cannot avoid.
    Humour: Like anger, humour springs from disappointment, but it is disappointment optimally channelled.
    Self-awareness: To know oneself is to try not to blame others for one’s troubles and moods; to have a sense of what’s going on inside oneself, and what actually belongs to the world.
    Forgiveness: It’s recognising that living with others is not possible without excusing errors.
    Hope: Pessimism is not necessarily deep, nor optimism shallow.
    Confidence: Confidence is not arrogance – rather, it is based on a constant awareness of how short life is and how little we will ultimately lose from risking everything.


  2. ladysighs says:

    Finally a ” Nietzsche” I can understand. Thank you! Thank you!


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