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said something. Quotes are powerful because they connect us to the myth of a person. Consider:

“The best way to help mankind is through the perfection of yourself.” – Lord Krishna

That was about three thousand years before Jesus. Then Gandhi comes along and says
“Be the change you want to see in the world” a few years ago. Nobody gives a shit what Krishna said, or even know anything about him. But we can connect with Gandhi. We know he wore diaper-esque things and he used civil disobedience to do something memorable.

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You can find a quote from any person to support any topic. Every great quote has it’s antithesis. But knowing this, it’s not bad to hold onto a quote and the ‘god’ who it’s attributed to. It can drive us to do the things we need to do. However, we should be aware that quotes often aren’t the universal truths they seem to be. And they people that wrote them aren’t the ‘gods’ they seem to be. It’s good to hold that ideal in our minds because it can drive us to experience our life in a more real way.

I’m the worst when it comes to quoting.

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