"At a time when we're being bombarded with technology, it's nice to be in a haven of one's own making
. It's like entering a peaceful mini-Eden."
And the state of one's mind is the result of one's own making
. I can view the present state of my life with the peace of mind that I have made a wise decision, or I can spend the rest of my days discontented and miserable.
With that "people need to be more responsible" narrative, many people walk away falsely believing the causes of the social shortcomings in our nation are personal, and that the solutions lie in accepting one's condition as being of one's own making
When faced with tragedy of one's own making
, the gratitude of 'it could have been worse' sings a lament to mitigate destructive choices, embrace the consequences and set the course anew.
Ultimately, the denial cracks and imbalances give rise to frictions and blame -- holding a codependent partner responsible for problems of one's own making
. Such is the case with the U.S.
These include, "the God of prize and punishment," "God the torturer," "Big daddy God," "The God of the stare," and "the God of the tease." These ideas of God are to be thrown out and replaced by a personal "God" of one's own making
. God can be considered female and one instructor tells teachers that he often changes Bible language to suit his purposes.
Although she wasn't a gardener, she sensed that plants work a magic on the psyche, especially as a jungle of one's own making
and particularly in winter,.
Machlin's is not light-hearted humor: it's the uneasy upwelling of a laughter that comes from recognizing what it feels like to be caught in the tangled pull-wires of desire, habit, belief--a trap inevitably of one's own making
In response, several Western European states came to view poverty as a moral scourge of one's own making
that needed to be eradicated through discipline, confinement, and education.