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ESSAY: Beyond Superficiality: The Power of Calling Out Bad Behavior

"Labeling a person as simply 'bad' cuts through the noise, serving as a clear, ethical, and accurate way to denounce their negative behavior, surpassing shallow mockery of their looks etc." Michael Corthell In our interactions with others, we often encounter individuals whose actions may leave us frustrated or disappointed. While it may seem tempting to resort to name-calling such as "jerk," "asswipe," or "fool," and worse it is crucial to explore the ethical and moral implications of such behavior. ''By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?   Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.'' - Jesus, Matthew 7:16-17 This essay aims to look into the reasons why using the phrase "bad person" is a more morally and ethically sound approach compared to engaging in derogatory name-calling. The Power of Language: Language carr

How Can Someone Know If They Are Spiritually Awake?

by Michael Corthell Many people today are choosing to wake up spiritually. For some it is instantaneous, for others it is a slow maturing process. A spiritual awakening is a realization that we are all connected to the divine creative force of the Universe and of course to all life.   ''Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens.'' —Carl Jung Are Humans a Divine Creation?  You are a divine creation. You are a divine being. You are made in the image of God, your Creator. You were created to create. Dwelling within you, largely untapped, resides the infinite wisdom and knowledge of the Infinite Intelligence and the sacred creative force of all that is, will ever be, and ever was. When you are awakened you can begin to use this power. Most people are searching for a pain-free existence. That is not possible during our time here, in fact, pain is part of the spiritual awakening