Tag Archives: shame

Three temptations of ethical life.

Credit claiming, other shaming, comfortable isolation.

How can I be “ashamed” of U.S. history?

I never assumed I should be “proud” of it in the first place.

Nolan, “Interstellar.”

It is a shame that some people can’t wonder at the universe without wanting to colonize it.

I’ve got your number and everything.

What shame that I don’t know how to flirt!

That’s what friends aren’t for.

Anyone who is ashamed or proud to be your friend is only an acquaintance. Friendship ends the moment it is measured against social standards.

Most longings are silent.

They lack the strength to overcome the shame of articulation.

Depression is nothing shameful.

A genuine depression simply reflects (on) the sad state of the world.