“Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered,
you will never grow.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“It is not because life is difficult that we do not dare. life is difficult because we don’t dare.”Seneca.
What prompted me to write this blog was a total assault by A.O.(anonymous observer)directed on all of our Persian poets, writers and philosophers. I am fortunate to save time by referring the readers to my previous blog titled Literary Tranquilizers that was well received by the readers of IC. To tell you the truth with unfair writings such as A.O’s we hardly need enemies to discredit our culture. I am not even mentioning the adverse effects of these non-intellectual writings helpful to repair the badly needed good relation with America we consider our second home where the repression of free speech has not reached the level of other countries.
The problem is that we will reach that dangerous point if we do not abuse the freedom and hang ourselves with the rope we are given to work with.
A quick check of Iranian-Americans in IC indicates that those who write under their own true names and signature speak for themselves in judicial use of intellectual discourse that this publication is designed for. With no offense for those who do not use their own names for the fear of reprisal from whatever source also means that those who are reluctant to use their true identity are also half-hearted about what we do.
We will never accomplish anything if we hang on to such attitude.
To assess our true value we also can improve ourselves if we recall what some of the greatest role models have said such as:
“There is no delight in owning anything unshared.”-Seneca, a Roman philosopher
do to ourselves.
All things are bound together.
All things connect.
“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”
“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.”
– Thomas Jefferson (third President of the United States)
Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we
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