conspiracy

A Quote by Rob Brezsny on pronoia and conspiracy

It's as if there's a benevolent conspiracy of unknown people that is tirelessly creating hundreds of useful things you like and need.

Rob Brezsny

Source: Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings, Pages: 5

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Rob Brezsny on pronoia, optimism, evil, cynicism, fear, joy, love, pleasure, receptivity, secret helpers, and conspiracy

DEFINITION: Pronoia is the antidote for paranoia.  It's the understanding that the universe is fundamentally friendly.  It’s a mode of training your senses and intellect so you're able to perceive the fact that life always gives you exactly what you need, exactly when you need it.

HYPOTHESES: Evil is boring.  Cynicism is idiotic.  Fear is a bad habit.  Despair is lazy.  Joy is fascinating.  Love is an act of heroic genius.  Pleasure is our birthright.  Receptivity is a superpower.

PROCEDURE: Act as if the universe is a prodigious miracle created for your amusement and illumination.  Assume that secret helpers are working behind the scenes to assist you in turning into the gorgeous masterpiece you were born to be.  Join the conspiracy to shower all of creation with blessings.

Rob Brezsny

Source: Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings, Pages: 7

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by John Updike on america, happy, happiness, conspiracy, vast, truth, and humor

America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy.

John Updike (1932 -)

Contributed by: Joy Bringer

A Quote by Hamilton Wright Mabie on bless, season, love, and conspiracy

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.

Hamilton Wright Mabie (1845 - 1916)

Contributed by: moonbeam

A Quote by Hans Magnus Enzensberger on philanthropy and conspiracy

I do not imagine a conspiracy, since there is no need for such a thing.  A social class, and especially a ruling class, is not held together by secret bonds, but by common and glaringly evident self-interest. I do not fabricate monsters. Everybody knows that bank presidents, generals, and military industrialists do not look like comicstrip demons: they are well-mannered, nice gentlemen, possibly lovers of chamber music with a philanthropic bent of mind. There was no lack of such kind people even in the Germany of the Thirties. Their moral insanity does not derive from their individual character, but from their social function.  (The New York Review of Books, February 29, 1968)

Hans Enzensberger

Source: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/11780

Contributed by: sourav

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