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Thales
  • Thales is best remembered for his metaphysics which argued that everything originated from water and that water somehow constituted all other elements. He left no writings.
  • Thales devoted time to astronomy and was the first person to predict a solar eclipse accurately. 
  • He was a noted mathematician and is said to have measured the height of the great pyramid using the length of its shadow. 
  • He was credited with discovering magnetism in the west and used it as the basis of his theory of Panpsychism. 
  • While many of his inspirations and sources were mythic, Thales is said to have moved beyond myth and towards naturalistic explanations of the world.
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  • The Sword symbolizes enforcement and respect and means that justice stands by its decision and ruling, and is able to take action. The unsheathed sword means that justice is transparent and is not an implement of fear. A double-edged blade signifies that justice can rule against either of the parties once the evidence has been perused.
  • The Blindfold: This first appeared on a Lady Justice statue in the 16th century; its original significance was that the judicial system was tolerating abuse or ignorance of aspects of the law. In modern times, the blindfold represents the impartiality and objectivity of the law.
  • The Weighing Scale: signifies that Lady Justice can decide is through a thorough weighing of the evidence and claims presented before her, with no speculation.
  • The Toga: is used to signify the mantle of responsibility and high-level philosophy that accompanies those who practice law and enforce justice.

Ingenuity's flight is a technology and engineering achievement.

  • Flight requires lift. On Earth, with an average air pressure of 1000 millibar, a helicopter blade spins at a rate of 400 to 500 rotations per minute to create lift. On Mars, gravity is about one-third of Earth. Ingenuity's blades had to rotate about 2400 times per minute to provide lift, a significant advance in propulsion technology.
  • Ingenuity doesn't have rear rotor blades for steering, and commands cannot be given in real-time. It takes 20 minutes for a command to reach the planet.
Achievement is not the same as fulfilment

Being a high achiever with impressive external accomplishments doesn't necessarily translate into fulfilment and true self-worth.

The lack of self-love or low self-esteem is central to any mental or emotional distress that makes us unhappy. We feel separated from the true Self (the Source) whether we are aware of it or not.

  • Create something. It gives you a sense of purpose which adds meaning to your life.
  • Develop relationships. It will help you to develop a greater sense of meaning.
  • Find purpose in pain. If you are struggling through something bad, try to find purpose in it.
  • Understand that life is not fair, but it can always have meaning.
  • Freedom to find meaning. You are free to find meaning out of any life situation.
  • Focus on others to help you through feeling stuck in a situation.
  • Accept the worst. It lowers the power it has over you.

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