Tuesday, December 1, 2009

the measure of a man

Is part of the measure of a man in his ability to soldier on indefinitely? To wear a pleasant face when situations are not pleasant? To ignore emotion when emotions beckon?

Is lacking stoicism a sign of weakness?

Answer me or I will have no reaction either way!

1 comment:

  1. Yes, no, no, no.

    Yes: I don't like the thought of giving up, and No: when things are crappy, though some situations call for a mask, for the rest, how can you keep pretending everything's peachy and not go crazy? And No and No: emotions sure make life unbelievably complicated but that's just how we all are, aren't we?

    Having said that though, life sure would be... easier and simpler if I can ignore emotions.