01
Aug
10

From Superman to Man…

My big brother and mentor gave me a book for my birthday called “From Superman to Man”. It reminds me a little of the Dutchman in it’s description, so I am excited to dive into it during this 8 hour flight from Russia. (in fact when this entry posts, I will probably be in progress) Here is the note from the inside jacket:

“‘Pardon’s the word to all.’ Whatever folly men commit, be their shortcomings or their vices what they may, let us exercise forbearance: remembering that when these faults appear in others: it is our follies and vices that we behold. They are the shortcomings of humanity, to which we belong; whose faults, one and all, we share; yes, even those very faults at which we now wax so very indignant, merely because they have not yet appeared in ourselves. They are faults that do not lie on the surface. But they exist down there in the depths of our nature; and should anything call them forth, they will come and show themselves, just as we now see them in others. One man, it is true, may have faults that are absent in his fellow; and it is undeniable that the sum total of bad qualities is in some cases very large; for the difference of individuality between man and man passes all measure.” -Schopenhauer

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1 Response to “From Superman to Man…”


  1. 1 rebeKah
    August 1, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Heavy and humbling. Thank you.


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