2007/07/24

Ah, Sophocles ...

The keenest sorrow
is to recognize ourselves
as the sole cause
of all our adversities.
Sophocles

Five hundred years before Jesus came ... a couple of thousand years before the Renaissance Man became possible during the Renaissance ... before all the possibilities in the universe were available to First World Average Joe, and before we could have only anxiety to be worried about all day ... irrespective of religion, race, creed, culture, age, or geography ... it's true. The path to freedom is telling the truth to ourselves about ourselves, and then, "to ease the pain, stop hitting yourself on the head."

1 comment:

Francesca said...

When I first read this, my inclination was to agree with it and overlook responding.

But still smarting from having just recovered a stolen vehicle.....and knowing that I had parked it in a "safe" place and conscientiously locked all the doors, I think I might just rephrase his quote a teensy little bit.

"The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as [generally] the sole cause of all our adversities."