How much do I want to read more? 5/10
The read is not easy, lots of words to convey one idea, and eventhough, there's a lack of clarity.
Maybe it's just not my style of litterature.
Why does an original idea in science and in art “pop up” from the unconscious at a given moment?
These chapters are a partial record of my ponderings.
ONE - THE COURAGE TO CREATE
1. WHAT IS COURAGE?
we must always base our commitment in the center of our own being, or else no commitment will be ultimately authentic.
Without courage our fidelity becomes conformism.
just as one’s heart, by pumping blood to one’s arms, legs, and brain enables all the other physical organs to function, so courage makes possible all the psychological virtues.
The acorn becomes an oak;
The kitten similarly becomes a cat on the basis of instinct.
But a man or woman becomes fully human only by his or her choices and his or her commitment to them.
2. PHYSICAL COURAGE
Regardless of the heroism it generated in our forebears, this kind of courage has now not only lost its usefulness, but has degenerated into brutality.
When I was a child in a small Midwest town, boys were expected to fistfight.
3. MORAL COURAGE
“I would gladly give my life if it would advance the cause of truth.”
4. SOCIAL COURAGE
For curious reasons we are shy about sharing the things that matter most.