Working men suffer from the helplessness of working women. They must compete in the same offices and factories with women who are unable to protect themselves with proper laws. They must compete with women who work in unsanitary rooms called homes, work by dim lamps in the night, rocking a cradle with one foot. It is to the interest of all workers to end this stupid, one-sided, one-power arrangement and have emancipation for all.
… We shall not see the end of capitalism and the triumph of democracy until men and women work together in the solving of their political, social and economic problems.” — Helen Keller, on the need for working men & women to unite in the fight against capitalist exploitation and oppression (Socialist Call, 1913)
When you exchange yourself for others in this way, you are directly transferring your cherishing from its usual object, yourself, to other beings. So exchanging yourself for others is a very powerful way of loosening the hold on you of the self-cherishing and the self-grasping of ego, and so of releasing the heart of your compassion.” —Sogyal Rinpoche (via journeytoenlightenment)
I don’t even remember what I sent you but no problem! :)
Haha, good! You should. They’d be a hit; I can tell.