Al LeBlanc's Blog – February 2016 Archive (3)

#Cyberpeacefare #Four Essential Freedoms #Franklin Delano Roosevelt

"We look forward to a world founded upon four essential freedoms.  The first is freedom of speech and expression - everywhere in the world. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way - everywhere in the world. The third is freedom from want....everywhere in the world. The fourth is freedom from fear....anywhere in the world."  FDR

freedom: 1. the condition of being free of restraints 2. liberty of the…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on February 27, 2016 at 2:27pm — 1 Comment

#Cyberpeacefare #Great Decisions #C.G. Jung

"The great decisions of human life have as a rule far more to do with instincts and other mysterious unconscious factors than with conscious will and well meaning reasonableness. The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases. Each of us carries his own life-form - an indeterminable form which cannot be superseded by any other."

unconscious: 1. lacking awareness and capacity…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on February 19, 2016 at 8:45am — 8 Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Misunderstandings #Louis D Brandeis

"Nine-tenths of serious controversies which arise in life result from misunderstandings; result from one man not knowing the facts which to the other man seem important, or otherwise failing to appreciate his point of view."  Louis D. Brandeis

misunderstanding: 1. a failure to understand or interpret correctly 2. a disagreement or quarrel.  American Heritage Dictionary

Added by Al LeBlanc on February 9, 2016 at 10:08am — 3 Comments

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