The "cumulative effects" of unbridled commercialism, however difficult to assess, constitute one key to the impact of growing up in the core of the world's marketing system. Minimally, it suggests unpreparedness for, and lack of interest in, the world that exists outside the shopping mall.
There isnothing like a rainof bombstostart onetrying to assess one's own achievement.1958 Essay on his literary career, in Australian Letters,'The Prodigal Son', vol.1, no.3, Apr.
We do not wish to “judge” or assess out surrounding merely as a kind of expressive activity carelessly projected onto the world, but we wish to evaluate the world “correctly,” i.e., in according with that it truly is, and the desire to know is directed at determining what the world truly is.raymond geuss
It is erroneous to consider the multiplication (or increase) of needs as a sign of progress, to think that it is necessary to arouse in the people still unpolished (or rough), new needs to bring them to a more civilised life. Similarly ("de même", Fr.) it is erroneous to expect (or want, or wish, - "vouloir," Fr.) to measure (or assess) the degree of culture of a man to the degree of refinement he make (or deploy, or unfold) in his methods ("modes", Fr.) of pleasure ("jouissance", Fr.)african spir
There are two beings who assess character instantly by looking into the eyes, dogs and children. If a dog not naturally possessed of the devil will not come to you after he has looked you in the face, you ought to go home and examine your conscience; and if a little child, from any other reason than mere timidity, looks you in the face, and then draws back and will not come to your knee, go home and look deeper yet into your conscience.“Young People and the Church“ (13 October 1904).Variant: If a dog will not come to you after he has looked you in the face, you ought to go home and examine your conscience.
The Gross National Happiness Index is often used by cities, campuses, communities , companies and other groups to assess their area or group's well-being.GNHI, in Gross National Happiness Index, happycounts.org.
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