Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Herosim Defined

"Self-trust is the essence of heroism. It is the state of the soul at war, and its ultimate objects are the last defiance of falsehood and wrong, and the power to bear all that can be inflicted by evil agents. It speaks the truth and it is just. It is generous, hospitable, temperate, scornful of petty calculations and scornful of being scorned.  It persists; it is of an undaunted boldness and of a fortitude not to be wearied out. Its jest is the littleness of common life. That false prudence which dotes on health and wealth is the foil, the butt and merriment of heroism"
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 Emerson can take any infinite topic and present it in a way that allows humanity to wrap their heads around it. His way of thinking is entirely his own, but yet it is easy to understand and agree with. When you read his work, you get the warm and satisfying feeling that he would agree with whatever is going through your head that day, even if you think you are the only one to ever think or feel that way. 

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