Helen Keller, blind and deaf from the age of one, shows in this passage her forever optmistic view of life and volitional power to overcome the difficulties of it. There are times when the hardships of life hit us so hard that we just want to give everything up, but like Keller says, you should never abandon the beauties of life. The true worth of life lies in the overcoming those obstacles.
"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go."
T.S. Eliot? "The Waste Land" is the most famous English poem of the 20th century, a landmark meditation on human unease with the modern world. Sometimes we are too afraid of failure, that we do not even try to make an attempt. But as one of the most influential modern poets, Eliot says in this passage that only those who risk failure can ever learn the boundaries of one? ability.
This month"s quotes have newfound meaning as reflections to the subway train tragedy in Daegu. We hope these may be of some consolation to the families and friends of those victimized. Keller and Eliot believed in the human"s innate but undiscovered potential to surmount the harshness of life. The bitter reality of life is that it goes on, no matter what. But it is also true that this continuance of life is in itself an ability to overcome the past.
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