Sunday, 17 September 2017

6 mistakes of mankind

While regular reflection may lead to inspiration and creativity, there are always times where inspiration is not coming as during other times. These are the times we can stand on the shoulders of the giants of the past.

I think Marcus Tullius Cicero was definitely one of these giants. I recently read some of his works and the most striking quotable part is perhaps his list of 6 mistakes of humankind. More than 2000 years ago, Cicero identified the following common mistakes, humans made:

“Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others;
Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected;
Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it;
Refusing to set aside trivial preferences;
Neglecting development and refinement of the mind;
Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.” 

Wow, what a great insight in human nature.
Why, 2000 years later, we still make these mistakes so often?


Hope you enjoyed this reflection by Hans Van Rostenberghe
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If you have time, please take also a look at
the inspirational quotes page connected to this blog
some of my poems published under my pen name Aufie Zophy.

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