Thursday, February 24, 2022

The Tragic Character of Life

All events, good or bad, have unexpected consequences. Something positive is hidden in every negative, something negative in every positive. The world is a hard place and life is complicated and tragic—death is the ultimate fate of every human being, and decline and decay are the ultimate fate of all human endeavors, irrespective of how well-intentioned, well-planned, and well-executed these endeavors are. Only the men of wisdom, whose number is very small in any society, possess the ability to see the good and bad sides of any event; only they possess the ability to comprehend the tragic character of life.

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