now, wisdom might have a beginning, as per aristotle, but it certainly does not seem to have an end, for the vast amount of knowledge out there. and this hope of achieving omniscience someday is what keeps us going.but once you allow yourself into the whirlpool of learning, you activate your wisdom-wheel and the world appears to be a less intimidating entity, because then you free yourself of the dark shadows of ignorance. You may experience depression, high blood pressure or substance abuse problems.
so why waste time pondering over the state of afterlife? the other is that which is beyond his control and on which he has no authority to alter — death is one such area; what your neighbor thinks about you is another.
yet in most cases, the poor mortal is intimidated by the stuff that exceeds his capacity of control, and does very little about the things that he can reign over — starting with the man himself.
still, all that matters is here and now in this very life, because you may not get another.
and so when i see people behaving eerily in anticipation of a nymph-full of an afterlife, i raise both my eyebrows and sigh.
Workplace intimidation always decreases productivity by lowering morale and increasing internal frictions within the company.
The workplace bully, even if he is the owner, is not acting in the best interests of the company by bullying you.
In cases of outrageous behavior, Texas allows a victim to assert a a claim of intentional infliction of emotional distress as long as no other claim, such as sexual harassment, would adequately address the facts underlying the claim.
David Carnes has been a full-time writer since 1998 and has published two full-length novels.
As a victim, you should confront the bully with your complaint.
Keep your emotions in check -- the company may be secretly waiting for an excuse to fire him, and if your tormentor explodes in anger and you don't, you may have given your company just the pretext it needs to do so.
or can there be a higher order to this state to which we may subject ourselves too? we came out of nothing and we are sure of disappearing into oblivion.