The modern ego "is more concerned with the way it appears in others’ eyes than with learning fully about itself and admitting its troubles fearlessly. The romantics were introspective too, . . . but they did not fear being wrong, nor being ridiculous, nor being taken in." — Michael Murray, Jacques Barzun: Portrait of a Mind, 2011.See how I'm not very much concerned how this blog appears in others' eyes? My theme that I want to share with you was spoken by William James in
The Social Value of the College-Bred:
Real culture lives by sympathies and admirations, not by dislikes and disdain—under all misleading wrappings it pounces unerringly upon the human core.Of which you are a pure example.