|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg by Mark Twain:
his conscience was sore on account of the lie he had told Mary--if
it was a lie. After much reflection--suppose it WAS a lie? What
then? Was it such a great matter? Aren't we always ACTING lies?
Then why not tell them? Look at Mary--look what she had done.
While he was hurrying off on his honest errand, what was she doing?
Lamenting because the papers hadn't been destroyed and the money
kept. Is theft better than lying?
THAT point lost its sting--the lie dropped into the background and
left comfort behind it. The next point came to the front: HAD he
rendered that service? Well, here was Goodson's own evidence as
reported in Stephenson's letter; there could be no better evidence
The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from A Second Home by Honore de Balzac:
looked on every passer-by as a possible protector for her daughter.
And if such suggestions, so crudely presented, gave rise to no evil
thoughts in Caroline's mind, her indifference must be ascribed to the
persistent and unfortunately inevitable toil in which the energies of
her sweet youth were being spent, and which would infallibly mar the
clearness of her eyes or steal from her fresh cheeks the bloom that
still colored them.
For two months or more the "Black Gentleman"--the name they had given
him--was erratic in his movements; he did not always come down the Rue
du Tourniquet; the old woman sometimes saw him in the evening when he
had not passed in the morning, and he did not come by at such regular
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from U. S. Project Trinity Report by Carl Maag and Steve Rohrer:
according to film badge readings and time spent in the test area, and
providing for personnel decontamination. The Offsite Monitoring Group
surveyed areas surrounding the test site for radioactive fallout. In
addition to these two monitoring groups, a small group of medical
technicians provided radiation detection instruments and monitoring.
Radiation Exposures at Project TRINITY
Dosimetry information is available for about 815 individuals who
either participated in Project TRINITY activities or visited the test
site between 16 July 1945 and 1 January 1947. The listing does not
indicate the precise military or unit affiliation of all personnel.
Less than six percent of the Project TRINITY participants received