“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” – Confucius
I really love this quote as it is such a wise quote. When we reflect, we are not just looking at ourselves, we are also considering the world around us. We learn through imitation, we imitate those from our environment and those we want to be. Experience really is the bitterest of all, because through experience we learn what is wrong and our views of the world are shaped most through this. Happy Monday and have a great week!
A Boundless moment by Robert Frost
He halted in the wind, and–what was that
Far in the maples, pale, but not a ghost?
He stood there bringing March against his thought,
And yet too ready to believe the most.
‘Oh, that’s the Paradise-in-bloom,’ I said;
And truly it was fair enough for flowers
had we but in us to assume in march
Such white luxuriance of May for ours.
We stood a moment so in a strange world,
Myself as one his own pretense deceives;
And then I said the truth (and we moved on).
A young beech clinging to its last year’s leaves.
A beautiful poem. My interpretation is that this poem is a reflection on life. It represents someone shedding the old and embracing the new, growing as a person. In the poem what “it” is, is hard to recognize, representing that the person they see now is not who they would’ve seen before, yet this person is still clinging to some semblance of their past; “A paradise-in-bloom”, a “young beech clinging to its last year’s leaves”. I hope your week went well and hope you have a great weekend!
“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”
– Theodore Roosevelt
I love this quote, Teddy is the man! Anyways, this quote is really beautiful and I think it more than speaks for itself. Enjoy and have a great week!