Thursday, August 8, 2019

Thursday Thoughts...

“We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter”. 

Diderot

It is fitting to use this quote today because we are working in Melbourne and I first came across this quote as art on a laneway wall here two years ago!

It is truism and a good one at that - but written rather more eloquently than I might have done.

It is a fine thing to be aware that we may not always be accurate judges of our own beliefs; that in fact we can be easily influenced by the manner in which the information relates to us - is it a lie that flatters or is it a bitter truth?

Whichever and whatever, I think this simply reminds us to think about the validity of the information when we observe our own response...


Laneway art, Melbourne, March 2017.

2 comments:

  1. you have me reflecting on the power of words, how a kind encouraging word at a vulnerable moment can transform a person's life and equally how a harsh judgemental word can undo it

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  2. taking my quenda book to show the Contemporaries today along with lesley's work from Muresk.
    hoping that the words given will be appreciative of the techniques we learned.

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