transitive verb: to end the observance or effect of (something, such as a law): to completely do away with (something): annul
Abolish (v.): “put an end to, do away with,” mid-15th century, from Old French aboliss-, present participle stem of abolir “to abolish,” from Latin abolere “destroy, efface, annihilate; cause to die out, regard the growth of,” which is perhaps from ab “off, away from” + adolere “to grow,” from Proto-Indo-European ol-eye-, causative of root al- “to grow, nourish,” and perhaps formed as an antonym of adolere.
“Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave.”
Frederick Douglas (1818-1895, American social reformer and activist, abolitionist, author of several autobiographies, editor, orator, diplomat and statesman)
“You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.”
William Wilberforce (1759—1833, British politician and philanthropist who from 1787 was prominent in the struggle to abolish the slave trade to abolish slavery in Britain's overseas possessions)
“It should be held as an eternal truth, that what is morally wrong can never be politically right.”
Hannah More (1745 – 1833, English religious writer, abolitionist, philanthropist, poet and playwright)
“Then I will speak upon the ashes.”
Sojourner Truth (1797-1883, civil and women's rights activist, best known for her extemporaneous speech on racial inequities, "Ain't I a Woman" delivered at the Ohio Women's Rights Convention in 1851)
“Abolish music prejudices. Form opinions and love music for itself, not its genre, performer(s) or popularity status.”
Abigail Bidding (writer, poet, photographer, editor, radio producer, and graphic designer)
"To be creative means to connect. It's to abolish the gap between the body, the mind and the soul, between science and art, between fiction and nonfiction."
Nawal El Saadawi (b. 1931, Egyptian feminist writer, activist, physician and psychiatrist, best known for her many books on the subject of women in Islam, best described as "the Simone de Beauvoir of the Arab World")
"There's nothing wrong in suffering, if you suffer for a purpose. Our revolution didn't abolish danger or death. It simply made danger and death worthwhile."
H. G. Wells (1866—1946, English novelist, journalist, sociologist, and historian best known for such science fiction novels as "The Time Machine" and "The War of the Worlds")
“To be creative means to connect. It’s to abolish the gap between the body, the mind and the soul, between science and art, between fiction and nonfiction.”– Nawal El Saadawi
Having meaningful connections are important keys to building purposeful lives. This means first choosing to be happy, whereby we must discern who we are, what we want, and with whom we want to share our thoughts and our lives. That may take time, because sometimes we may to abolish those people, things, and activities that may poison the bloodstream with toxic energies, patterns, and addictions.
Great relationships, especially our most intimate friendships with ourselves, with Self, and with others, give us the spiritual tools to be strong, joyful and creative.
I was watching a recorded Charlie Rose interview on PBS the other night with billionaires Warren Buffet and Bill Gates. Mr. Buffet said he had never met a happy person who did not have good relationships with their own children. In short, he was saying if a parent was worried about his/her child then a parent was sad about his own life, and it didn’t matter how much money that person had.
Loving relationships are worth more than all the money in the bank, all the tea in China, and all the gold in Fort Knox. Genuine and Unconditional Love is an unlimited and powerful force that can uplift and push all of us forward, individually and together.
Hold tight, sojourners, to All that is you good for you and abolish all that is not!
Miraculously Yours, Tonya