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May 15, 2007

You can't spend your life sowing hate and expect people not to respond in kind when your life is over.

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So true. It reminds me of one of my favorite Beatles lyrics. "And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make."

Posted by: Brad | May 16, 2007 12:10:49 AM

Here's a few ways of stating, or understanding, the fundamental law of the universe, i.e. ethical reciprocity (in order of historical appearance):

Law of Karma - The effects of all deeds actively create past, present and future experiences, thus making one responsible for one's own life, and the pain and joy it brings to others. extrapolated from the Bhagavad Gita (c. 600 BC - 150 BC)

The Golden Rule - "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." — Jesus of Nazareth (c. 5 BC - AD 32 ) in the Gospels, Matthew 7:12, Luke 6:31, Luke 10:27

Third Law of Motion- "For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction." Sir Isaac Newton (4 January 1643 – 31 March 1727) in Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (1687)

"...[E]very tree is known by its own fruit." Søren Kierkegaard (5 May 1813 – 11 November 1855) in Works of Love (1847)

"What goes around comes around." - Justin Timberlake (31 January 1981- ?) from FutureSex/LoveSounds (2006)

Posted by: catmistake | May 17, 2007 9:39:07 AM

Sow the seeds of Love and hate can do nothing to stop it in the end.

Kierkegaard is taking from scripture in this quote.
Luke 6:44 "For each tree is known by its own fruit...

The Timerlake quote has been around long before he ever sang it.

Posted by: Richard Johnson | May 22, 2007 9:56:42 AM

Great post and comments, although (for me) including Newton's Third Law of Motion (For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.) is a bit of a stretch. I guess it depends on how Newton would have interpreted "opposite" if had been thinking about this context, which he wasn't.

But it it works for you, ... peace :)

Posted by: Chris Loosley | Jun 1, 2007 3:18:42 PM

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