Lawrence Pearsall Jacks Quote

The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he is always doing both.

Caroline Walker

Caroline Walker Bynum writes,

Sometimes body, my body, or embodiedness seems to refer to limit or placement, whether biological or social. That is, it refers to natural, physical structures (such as organ systems or chromosomes), to environment or locatedness, boundary or definition, or to role (such as gender, race, class) as constraint. Sometimes—on the other hand—it seems to refer precisely to lack of limits, that is, to desire, potentiality, fertility, or sensuality/sexuality . . . or to person or identity as malleable representation or construct

The Right Decision is Hard

An intelligent being can understand what he should and should not do. If humans are to be considered intelligent beings, this would be a criteria to take into consideration when passing judgement. A stupid animal can in consequence make stupid decisions. However, animals, for lack of a better comparison, can also know what to do and what to not do. They, in contrast, use instinct.

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