To Be or Not To Be
A little kingdom I possess,
Where thoughts and feelings dwell;
And very hard the task I find
Of governing it well.
-- Louisa May Alcott.
...........hmmm....that more or less describes my situation !!
~A Wise Man Said~
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
~When in Lancaster~
Life as PhD Student
Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
There is a breed of people who warm the cockles of my heart. This breed is rare and this feeling is rarer still.
Usually, in my experience (at least in
It takes a lot of courage and a commitment to a goal higher than one’s personal goodwill to stand up for one’s convictions, even at the cost of being proved wrong, being proved a fool, being the one toppling the nice apple cart. Maybe some apples would fall now but one may actually manage to save the cart in the long run. Not everybody would see it that way though, and therein lies the risk.
Now, coming to that rare breed of people…
It is indeed a rare breed that will hold on to and speak up for what they believe in in spite of the risks, a rare breed that will be answerable to the purpose to which they have committed themselves to…rather than the dictats and diplomacies of the world… but it is not them I talk about.
I talk about that other rare breed … the ones who appreciate honesty and sincerity of purpose rather than blind service. The ones who actually urge ‘honesty to one’s self and one’s conscience’ where the common run of people will tell you to ‘just do what is said’. The ones who will make you feel that you did right, and that your actions are a reward unto themselves.
I owe a lot to this breed… may their tribe increase!