Saturday, August 18, 2012

More on moving forward

Once again, Florence+the Machine "Shake it out"

Someone (very appropriately) recited the following quote from Socrates to me (while she didn't provide me the source I am assuming it is most likely via Plato as no texts exist from Socrates himself and my best guess would be either The Republic or Phaedo):

“If you don't get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don't want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can't hold on to it forever. Your mind is your predicament. It wants to be free of change. Free of pain, free of the obligations of life and death. But change is law and no amount of pretending will alter that reality.” 

I don't have time/energy now to type my interpretation of this, so take from it what you want. Today, I just do not feel good.

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