Ralph Waldo Emerson and an immortal sea creature… Quick, what do they have in common?!
Watch the following video and we’ll get to the connection later on…
Ralph Waldo Emerson was a bit of a nut… but I appreciate his work. In his earlier works he made lots of sense and in his later works… well… he kind got crazy.
During one of his crazier moments he wrote the following:
…speak what you think today in words as hard as cannon balls, and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict everything you said today. Ah, then, exclaim the aged ladies, you shall be sure to be misunderstood! Misunderstood! It is a right fool’s word. Is it so bad then to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood….
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