Good choice to move the discussion (good suggestion SMS and WIMH). There are points of discussion, due to the current world climate and the personal nature of particular topics, that make it hard to discuss a lot in the open...I do believe in education, but only when people are willing to be educated
We can pick the negatives (and now it only rarely seems like we pick the benefits) of a way of doing something, we are narrow minded in nature. We only apply what is relevant to our situation or what we understand from our environment around us.
Often the way we go about things, is counter productive. The universality of Austen’s work is that she was a socially insightful novelist and has captured the sameness of human nature. We think that we are unique and doing something different, but society has certain laws of operation that are common all over the world. We continue to make the same mistakes time and time again – the only difference is that we went about it a different way to find the same conclusion.
Although Austen paints a picture of many of her male characters as cold and unfeeling, we instinctively acting on feelings that benefit ourselves and immediate environment – and they tend to be as narrow minded as those who have gone before us. We are creatures who think ourselves superior, yet we all have the same faults (narrow mindedness being one).
Just inital thoughts
- Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. Da Vinci -