Pearls of Wisdom From Science Fiction

No matter what we experience in life there is always someone who has shared a pearl of wisdom that we can apply. The same is true of our pandemic life today. Here are some pearls of wisdom from science fiction books and authors.  “Beware At war Or at peace, More people die Of unenlightened self-interest Than of any other disease” ― Octavia Butler Nobody dares to solve the problems-because the solution might contradict your philosophy, and for most people clinging to beliefs is more important than succeeding in the world. ― Michael Crichton, State of Fear The monsters don’t live in the belly of the world like they all say. The monsters live inside of us. We make the monsters. ― Kameron Hurley, The Stars are Legion  All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible. ― Frank Herbert,Chapterhouse: Dune Arrogance and Conceit are the mother and father of a closed mind. ― Richard Nance, “Journey of the Chosen” Just as every villain imagines themselves a hero, few heroes see when they’ve become the villain. ― Nicholas Tana Fire is catching!” I am shouting now, determined he will not miss […]

Who Does Your Greatest Success Look Like?

Who does your greatest success look like? Is it someone who has accomplished things, fame, made lots of money? Or are there other criteria you use to measure success? It’s good to have goals for a day, a week, a month but what are your goals for your lifetime? Do you know who you want to be?  This is the question I’ve pondered recently. During my reflections, I decided to look at female authors who have attained a level of success. I started with the Best Novelists of All Time on Ranker then went to the Best Selling Fiction Authors list on Wikipedia. Best Female Novelists of All Time (adapted from Ranker) Virginia Wolfe, an English writer  Agatha Christie, DBE, an English novelist, short story writer, and playwright Jane Austen, an English novelist  George Eliot,  an English novelist, poet, journalist, translator Mary Shelley, an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer Charlotte Brontë, an English novelist and poet Flannery O’Connor, an American writer and essayist Daphne du Maurier, DBE, an English author and playwright J. K. Rowling, OBE FRSL, a British novelist Emily Brontë, an English novelist and poet  Margaret Atwood, CC OOnt FRSC is a […]