We are injured and angry, scared and sad. Some families, like some couples, become toxic to each other after prolonged exposure.
We are inhibited from aggression by the presence of another face, another person. We're aware that we're with a human being. On the Internet, we are disinhibited from taking into full account that we are in the presence of another human being.
We are inheriting the worst financial system since the Depression. We're inheriting a situation -- when people go back and study major banking crises a quarter century from now, the one that America developed in 2007 and 2008 is going to be one of those crises.
We are inhabited by as many as ten thousand bacterial species; these cells outnumber those which we consider our own by ten to one, and weigh, all told, about three pounds -- the same as our brain.
We are infected by our own misunderstanding of how our own minds work.
We are infected by our own misunderstandin g of how our own minds work.
We are inescapably the result of a long heritage of learning, adaptation, mutation and evolution, the product of a history which predates our birth as a biological species and stretches back over many thousand millennia... Going further back, we share a common ancestry with our fellow primates; and going still further back, we share a common ancestry with all other living creatures and plants down to the simplest microbe. The further back we go, the greater the difference from external appearances and behavior patterns which we observe today.
We are inducting Connor The Crusher Michalek into the WWE Hall of Fame with the Warrior Award, and it's going to be really hard with the waves of emotion that will set in. I will have to share with everyone what he meant to me and also deal with how sad his story is. He was so inspiring to people, it is going to be really emotional for me. It should be very special!
We are individuals. There's free will. There's timing. We can make the same things in totally different ways.
We are indeed the light of the world -- but only if our switch is turned on.
We are indeed drifting into the arena of the unwell.
We are indeed a nation of shopkeepers.
We are indeed a nation of immigrants. People who choose to come to America have always been one of our greatest sources of national vitality. They keep our economy strong and our communities dynamic. They are some of our greatest patriots.
We are indeed a house divided. But the division between race and race, class and class, will not be dissolved by massive infusions of brotherly sentiment. The division is not the result of bad sentiment, and therefore will not be healed by rhetoric. Rather the division and the bad sentiments are both reflections of vast and growing inequalities in our socioeconomic system -- inequalities of wealth, of status, of education, of access to political power. Talk of brotherhood and tolerance (are we merely to tolerate one another?) might once have had a cooling effect, but increasingly it grates on the nerves. It evokes contempt not because the values of brotherhood are wrong -- they are more important than ever -- but because it just does not correspond to the reality we see around us. And such talk does nothing to eliminate the inequalities that breed resentment and deep discontent.
We are indebted to the Book of books (Bible) for our national ideals and institution. Their preservation rests in adhering to it's precepts.
We are incredibly poor predictors of our future.
We are incredibly heedless in the formation of our beliefs, but find ourselves filled with an illicit passion for them when anyone proposed to rob us of their companionship.
We are increasingly using social media to drive both engagement and commerce. And because we are a commerce platform that integrates content, we believe we have a unique opportunity to make up a high button, a relative factor in social.
We are increasingly recognising and accepting, respecting and celebrating, our cultural diversity.