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  1. Nov 2021
    1. long-suffering great Odysseus

      this epithet appears 19 times by my search/count

      It's use here underlines his situation as he contemplates his potential death in simply going to sleep after war and travels to return home.

      Was there a Greek idea for "complaining"? The bard here is impinging on complaining on behalf of Odysseus with the description of how hard he's got it, but seems to be glorifying it and Odysseus' grit at the same time. Feels almost akin to the modern idea of the "humble brag", but with "complaining" as the root, thus suggesting "humble complaint".

  2. Mar 2021
  3. Nov 2020
  4. Oct 2016
    1. Take all of the energy that you might use currently in complaining about the world, com plain ing about other people, complaining about your govern ment or complaining about life, and bring that focus and energy to bear in preparing for the Great Waves of change, in building a network of support with other people and in educating your local community. The majority of people are unaware that the Great Waves are coming, and when those Waves arrive, they will not be ready.