According to a recent study, only about 50% of men over age seventy are still sexually active. But when surveyed, nearly 100% of them say they are. Apparently, it’s not diamonds, or even sex, that are forever, but ego.
“Know thyself” is the first of three famous maxims carved in the ancient Temple of Apollo. This was to be taken in context, said the Greek philosopher Pausanius, with the other two: 1) “But nothing to excess,” for, 2) “Certainty brings insanity.”
The current age, it seems, has enshrined the first, and forgotten the latter.
Your fingers are actually quite small. But if you hold one up in front of your eyes, it appears to be taller than the tallest skyscraper. Trust me, I’m an only child–and a writer–so I know whereof I speak. But in the end, even I am capable of understanding that:
It is humility, not self-absorption, that is the key to knowing our true selves.
“You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak.” ~George Clooney
“The ego hurts you like this: you become obsessed with the one person who does not love you, and blind to the rest who do.” ~Warsan Shire