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Pure Niceness, Complex Niceness and Genuinity

Some people have ill intentions and all have the capacity for barbarism - but some also have consciences and ALL have a heart I believe that human beings are inherently good. I believe that human beings are inherently compassionate. Living beings will do all they can to survive, to procreate, and to see their offspring … Continue reading Pure Niceness, Complex Niceness and Genuinity

The Bell by Iris Murdoch review: Love, Morality and Genuinity

Warning: this review is full of pesky spoilers The book begins in the midst of the turbulent, troubled marriage of Dora and Paul Greenfield. A union which clearly doesn’t work - she’s young, free-spirited and evidently not ready for such a coupling; he’s callous, cold and abusive and undeserving of such closeness. The Greenfields shouldn’t … Continue reading The Bell by Iris Murdoch review: Love, Morality and Genuinity

Women and Niceness – Part 3

Continued from Part 2 Smash the system It’s worth noting at this point that I appreciate just how impossible our situation is at times - the systems that are in place have solidified over time in a manner that sometimes appears to be irreversible. Language and communication play possibly the most significant roles in preventing … Continue reading Women and Niceness – Part 3