Men will grow accustomed to the idea that they have always been in subjection

February 28, 2012

[Men] soon learn to enjoy displaying their harness and prance proudly beneath their trappings

Quote:

Custom becomes the first reason for voluntary servitude. Men are like handsome race horses who first bite the bit and later like it, and rearing under the saddle a while soon learn to enjoy displaying their harness and prance proudly beneath their trappings. Similarly men will grow accustomed to the idea that they have always been in subjection, that their fathers lived in the same way; they will think they are obliged to suffer this evil, and will persuade themselves by example and imitation of others, finally, investing those who order them around with proprietary rights, based on the idea that it has always been that way.

The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude, Etienne de La Boétie 1530 -1563

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Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority.

February 24, 2012

Exaggerated sensitivity: I’ve met that in myself and a few franchisees over 14 years.

Quotes:

Meanings are not determined by situations, but we determine ourselves by the meanings we give to situations.

Every therapeutic cure, and still more, any awkward attempt to show the patient the truth, tears him from the cradle of his freedom from responsibility and must therefore reckon with the most vehement resistance.

My difficulties belong to me!

To be a human being means to possess a feeling of inferiority which constantly presses towards its own conquest. The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge for conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation.

Alfred Adler 1870-1937


Franchising is a carnival

April 23, 2011

A sideshow.

Life is a Carnival, The Band on Saturday Night Live in 1976

You can walk on the water, drown in the sand
You can fly off a mountaintop if anybody can
Run away, run away–it’s the restless age
Look away, look away–you can turn the page

Hey, buddy, would you like to buy a watch real cheap
Here on the street
I got six on each arm and two more round my feet
Life is a carnival–believe it or not
Life is a carnival–two bits a shot

Saw a man with the jinx in the third degree
From trying to deal with people–people you can’t see
Take away, take away, this house of mirrors
Give away, give away, all the souvenirs

We’re all in the same boat ready to float off the edge of the world
The flat old world
The street is a sideshow from the peddler to the corner girl

Life is a carnival–it’s in the book
Life is a carnival–take another look

Hey, buddy, would you like to buy a watch real cheap
Here on the street
I got six on each arm and two more round my feet
Life is a carnival–believe it or not
Life is a carnival–two bits a shot


Piece of shit franchise systems on sale now

February 26, 2011

Lots of spring franchise shows.

It never ends this shit.

[Onion News Network]


Unlearning attitudes is critical

February 18, 2011

You’ve been told your whole life you need to settle for less.

Everyone’s told that and the key is to identify the voice on that tape playing inside your head (ie. your dad, older brother, teacher, spouse, etc.)

It’s not being selfish to demand better for yourself.

[Buddhabrot]


Be modern and caring by not thinking about what you eat

February 14, 2011

Don’t even look at it says a fast food nation.

Just buy; feed that hollowness.  Anyone questioning food-based addictions and mindlessness are shunned. Those without straight hair may have a harder time, however.

Case in point: Woody pleads out to 5 instead of 30 years.

Blonds never tamper with food.

[Circa 1966, Jumping Frog]


By writing to your franchisor you show him to be a phoney

January 27, 2011

That is the real power of documents in a franchisee-directed wiki.

They speak truth to fraudulent authority.

[brad phillips]


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