Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Quote of the day (December 22, 2010)

"Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk."

Read this in the public bathroom at college this morning and I thought it'd be an interesting quote to analyze.

Think about the people in your life and what they mean to you; as hard as it may be for us to admit it, we love some people more than others... and not always proportionally to how much they love us in return. I think this might be one of the risks of "great love". I don't think the quote focuses on "great love" per se, but rather a feeling of affection and appreciation that may be greater than that which is felt for us. This would make sense as, for instance, we, at some point in our lives, have felt something really deep for someone who did not reciprocate our feelings. Depending on your personality, the grade of affection, and own experiences, this is a situation that may have a particularly negative impact on your life: emotionally, and all that entails. Moreover, when you love someone so much, you would do anything (even the stupidest things) for them, possibly risking your wallet, your reputation, your mental sanity or maybe even your life. But that's just the way the cookie crumbles.

As for great achievements,

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