A Scary thought…


So I was thinking about one of my favorite “inspirational quotes” and came to realize just how little we think through those things that we like to quote. If you think about some of our most common inspirational quotes, some of them can have a really dark side. at least a lot of mine do. The specific quote is from one of my favorite movies “THE EDGE” by one of my favorite actors, Anthony Hopkins. Anthony Hopkins could make a simple dinner of liver and fava beans with a white wine, as well known as a Big Mac, and I hate Alec Baldwin and he dies in this movie…Adam Baldwin is ok…Alec sucks. ANYWAY…The Quote “What One man can do, another can do”. Sounds inspirational huh? Especially if you are struggling with something. Just the knowledge or reminder that others have overcome those obstacles before you, can help inspire you to do it. Right?

I mean, on the outside is seems alright. Humans do have this nasty habit of improvising, adapting, and overcoming their environment. It is how we became human after all.

BUT, I am a scholar of human behavior of a sort…and mankind has this dark side to his ego.  So…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HITLER, Pol Pot, Stalin, Quisling, Custer, The crusades, Cotton Mather, The Salem Witch trials, The inquisition, 9-11,…Need I go on?   Those who fail to learn from history are destined to repeat it.

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One Response to A Scary thought…

  1. Odin says:

    LOL, THAT is my favorite quote, “Those who refuse to learn from history are doomed to repeat it…..”

    Odin

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