Posted in Quotes

Society

Sean Astin by Gage Skidmore.jpg

If you’re not the guy who is going to puff your chest out like a rooster and go fight somebody, our society discards you.         Sean Astin

Sean Patrick Astin (born February 25, 1971) is an American actor, voice actor, director, and producer. His acting roles include Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001–2003), Mikey Walsh in The Goonies (1985), Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger in Rudy (1993), Doug Whitmore in 50 First Dates (2004), and Bob Newby in the second season of Stranger Things (2017–2019).

Image result for sean astin

Looks like it was a Goonies Alum week. 

 

Posted in Quotes

Consumption

Corey Feldman at Vicki Abelson's Women Who Write (cropped).jpg

If anything needs to get fixed in society, it’s people’s consumption of other people’s problems.  Corey Feldman

Corey Scott Feldman (born July 16, 1971) is an American actor, voice actor, and singer. He became well known during the 1980s, with roles as a youth in films such as Gremlins (1984), The Goonies (1985) and Stand by Me (1986). In 1987, Feldman starred in the horror comedy film The Lost Boys with Corey Haim; they became known as “The Two Coreys” and went on to appear in other films together, including License to Drive (1988) and Dream a Little Dream (1989). Feldman has continued to act in film and on television as an adult. He also speaks out about the issue of child sexual abuse in Hollywood.

Image result for Corey Feldman in goonies

 

Posted in Quotes

Troublemakers

A society that gets rid of all its troublemakers goes downhill.   Robert A. Heinlein

Robert Anson Heinlein ( July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) was an American science fiction writer. Often called the “dean of science fiction writers”,[5] his sometimes controversial works continue to have an influential effect on the genre, and on modern culture more generally.

Heinlein became one of the first American science fiction writers to break into mainstream magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post in the late 1940s. He was one of the best-selling science fiction novelists for many decades, and he, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke are often considered the “Big Three” of English-language science fiction authors.[6][7][8]Among his most notable works are Stranger in a Strange Land,[9] Starship Troopers, which helped create the space marine and mecha archetypes, and the libertarian novel The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress.[10]

A writer also of numerous science fiction short stories, Heinlein was one of a group of writers who came to prominence under the editorship of John W. Campbell at his Astounding Science Fiction magazine; however, Heinlein denied that Campbell influenced his writing to any great degree.

Within the framework of his science fiction stories, Heinlein repeatedly addressed certain social themes: the importance of individual liberty and self-reliance, the obligation individuals owe to their societies, the influence of organized religion on culture and government, and the tendency of society to repress nonconformist thought. He also speculated on the influence of space travel on human cultural practices.