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Modern life is full of challenges, such as daily demands, deadlines, hassles and frustrations. Whenever the threat of any challenge outweighs one's perception of her/his ability to manage that threat, it can be an onset of Stress. I find it interesting that William Shakespear had offered a perfect strategy to manage the Stress - in his famous play "Hamlet". In this play, Hamlet makes a powerful statement: "There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." In this one sentence, Shakespear teaches us that if we change our thoughts about a potentially threatening situation, we should be able to not only cope with the stress, but also lower our stress significantly. By now it's a well-established fact in Psychology that thinking positively, and transforming the threat into a potntial opportunity, empowers us to protect ourselves from the harmful side-effects of Stress.....and William Shakespear knew this fact more than 400 years ago. That's amazing!
– Deodatta V. Shenai-KhatkhateRate it:
Modern life means democracy, democracy means freeing intelligence for independent effectivenessthe emancipation of mind as an individual organ to do its own work. We naturally associate democracy, to be sure, with freedom of action, but freedom of action without freed capacity of thought behind it is only chaos.
– John DeweyRate it:
Modern man is frantically trying to earn enough to buy things he's too busy to enjoy.
– Frank A. ClarkRate it:
Modern Man is the victim of the very instruments he values most. Every gain in power, every mastery of natural forces, every scientific addition to knowledge, has proved potentially dangerous, because it has not been accompanied by equal gains in self-understanding and self-discipline.
– Lewis MumfordRate it:
Modern man likes to pretend that his thinking is wide-awake. But this wide-awake thinking has led us into the mazes of a nightmare in which the torture chambers are endlessly repeated in the mirrors of reason.
– Octavio PazRate it:
Modern man must descend the spiral of his own absurdity to the lowest point only then can he look beyond it. It is obviously impossible to get around it, jump over it, or simply avoid it.
– Vaclav HavelRate it:
Modern man thinks he loses something time when he does not do things quickly. Yet he does not know what to do with the time he gains except kill it.
– Erich FrommRate it:
Modern man uses ideas and persuasion to achieve his goals; primitive man uses guns and brute force to achieve his goals! Moral and clever people choose the first method; immoral and stupid people choose the second method!
– Mehmet Murat ildanRate it:
Modern man's capacity for destruction is quixotic evidence of humanity's capacity for reconstruction. The powerful technological agents we have unleashed against the environment include many of the agents we require for its reconstruction.
– George WillRate it:
Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts, keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make them fighting drunk on bogey tales.
– Aleister CrowleyRate it:
Modern science knows much about such conflicts. We call the mental state that engenders it ambivalence: a collision between thought and feeling.
– David SeaburyRate it:
Modern society has generally ‘lost the plot’. Slavishly following its false gods and idols makes no sense in a spiritually aware life.
– Anthon St MaartenRate it:
Modern thought has transferred the spectral character of Death to the notion of time itself. Time has become Death triumphant over all.
– John BergerRate it:
Modern tourist guides have helped raised tourist expectations. And they have provided the natives -- from Kaiser Wilhelm down to the villagers of Chichacestenango -- with a detailed and itemized list of what is expected of them and when. These are the up-to-date scripts for actors on the tourists stage.
– Daniel J. BoorstinRate it:
Modernity exists in the form of a desire to wipe out whatever came earlier, in the hope of reaching at least a point that could be called a true present, a point of origin that marks a new departure.
– Paul de ManRate it:
Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immovable.
– Charles BaudelaireRate it:
Modesty and unselfishness--these are the virtues which men praise--and pass by.
– Andr MauroisRate it:
Modesty is a quality in a lover more praised by the women than liked.
– Richard Brinsley SheridanRate it:
Modesty is a shining light it prepares the mind to receive knowledge, and the heart for truth.
– Madam GuizotRate it:
Modesty is a shining light; it prepares the mind to receive knowledge, and the heart for truth.
– Madam GuizotRate it:
Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.
– John Kenneth GalbraithRate it:
Modesty is attended with profit, arrogance brings on destruction.
– ChineseRate it:
Modesty is the citadel of beauty.
– DemadesRate it:
Modesty is the conscience of the body.
– Honoré de BalzacRate it:
Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.
– Lord ChesterfieldRate it:

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