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Any kind of expectation creates a problem. We should accept, but not expect. Whatever comes, accept it. Whatever goes, accept it. The immediate benefit is that your mind is always peaceful. -Sri Swami Satchidananda

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For us, ANT was simply another way at being faithful to the insight of
ethnomethodology: actors know what they do and we have to learn from
them not only what they do, but how and why they do it. It is us, the
social scientists, who lack the knowledge of what they do, and not they
who are missing the explanation of why they are unwittingly manipulated
by forces exterior to themselves and known to the social scientist’s
powerful gaze and methods. (Latour, p. 19)

Far from being a theory of the social or even worse an explanation of
what makes society exert pressure on actors, it always was, and this
from its inception, a crude method to learn from the actors without
imposing on them an /a priori/ definition of their world-building
capacities. (p. 20)

Latour, B. (1999). On Recalling ANT./ /In J. Law & J. Hassard (Eds.),
/Actor Network Theory and After/ (pp. 14-25). Malden, MA: Blackwell.

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Mistakes are the portals of discovery. James Joyce
The Gratefulness Team

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Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief.  Do justly, now.
Love mercy, now.  Walk humbly, now.  You are not obligated to complete
the work, but neither are you free to abandon it. – The Talmud

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All emotions are pure which gather you and lift you up; that emotion is impure which seizes only one side of your being and so distorts you.

-Rainer Maria Rilke

 

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Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.

-Jacques Maritain

 

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