Sunday, August 16, 2015

Screw Them All.....?

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
Farewell, my blessing season this in thee!

  ......on occasion, I have tried to use this phrase to teach my kids. But the message for them, was that you must know yourself before you can pretend to know anyone else. That you must know your weaknesses and vulnerabilities, your goodness and your strengths, your propensity towards bias or prejudice and your capacity for love or hatred,.. before you can understand your own judgements and attempt to pass judgement upon others. It is a lesson of humility, not one of "Ya gotta be good to yourself first  " as I have heard so many chime in their interpretation.