man's true fear.

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
-Plato

Comments

Meg said…
Sometimes the truest things were said thousands of years before our generation was even a thought.
Christopher said…
truth is fear.
loveenduresall said…
People like the darkness, because they think it hides what they think and what they do, coming into the light would reveal all and make them aware of it as well, and realize that they need to change....something all of us try to avoid.

-A
Josh said…
Is this from the analogy of the Cave?
sj. said…
how true. people hate the light. people hate God because admitting that there is a God forces us to look at our inability to be perfect and realize that there is no way to hide from Him.
Heath said…
"it is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey." Kierkegaard

"if it's true, then it isn't new." jewish proverb
out of range said…
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

Marianne Williamson
Book of James said…
Plato was another monkey, just like the rest of us.

Some more articulate, some less. We'd like to think that we are more, but we're not.

What We Are:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a15KgyXBX24

The art of Philosophy is only as meaningfull as the positive actions that result. Introspection for it's own sake may stimulate the mind but can often cause pyhsical atrophy.

“Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So... get on your way.”
Dr. Seuss

Thanks for your Blogs it helps to get me moving!
sum1 said…
"fear makes the world go round."
Kaila said…
This is one of my favorite quotes. So glad to see it on here. =]

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