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The most beautiful things in life are hidden ... love, faith and grace.

Ren

Kent @ The Financial Philosopher

Crisis Cartoon:

I agree that the most beautiful things in life are "hidden."

For most of us, these beautiful things, including our true self, become "hidden" because they are covered or buried by the physical world distractions of social conventions, language and media noise.

I certainly do not mean to be deterministic but helpful in guiding people in a meaningful direction.

"One's own self is well hidden from one's own self; of all mines of treasure, one's own is the last to be dug up." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Thanks for sharing your thoughts...

David

Kent added:

"One's own self is well hidden from one's own self; of all mines of treasure, one's own is the last to be dug up." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

I recently picked up a copy of Hollywood producer Robert Evans' memoir, "The Kid Stays in the Picture".

While reading the book's forward the other night I came across a passage that (to my mind) really seemed to update Neitzsche's thought for the current age. Here it is:

"My fifth-grade teacher used to admonish his students that by the time we all reached adulthood we would have forfeited three-fourths of ourselves in order to 'be like other people'."

With all the distractions and frenzy of the modern world, I wonder if it's even harder for people to dig their way out today.

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