Since we cannot be universal and know all that is to be known of everything, we ought to know a little about everything. For it is far better to know something about everything than to know all about one thing. This universality is the best. If we can have both, still better; but if we must choose, we ought to choose the former. And the world feels this and does so; for the world is often a good judge.Then again, I don't think they had specialized positions like brand identity & logo designer and 2nd 2nd AD in the 1620s... *back to the puzzled look on my face*
This one also gripped me:
Man loves malice, but not against one-eyed men nor the unfortunate, but against the fortunate and proud. People are mistaken in thinking otherwise.Update (a day later): Today I woke up with this train of thought: being proud of your own culture is good, but looking out for all humans is better... what about looking out for other animals? Then I started considering my arguments against vegetarianism, and I realized major flaws in them. I don't litter in public because I'm just "one person" and won't make a difference, I don't not give homeless people money from time to time even though I know it won't solve the problem of homelessness, so why do I still eat meat if I believe there's so much that's wrong about killing animals in cruel ways when we really don't have to, knowing there are so many other alternatives to eating meat? I continued along this train of thought, and then remembered my post from last night. The second one above.
I've been waking up feeling great about myself lately. Confident. Inspired. Grateful. Could there be a connection between feeling good and not needing meat? Not having to subconsciously prey on another animal's meat to feel better about myself? Just some food for thought...