"Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it."
-- Albert Einstein
Thought-provoking. The heart is actually the center of conscience. So, yes, I agree with Mr. Einstein for this part. Then I ask, "Who or what is the state?" and "What is the cause of any disparity or opposition?" Ideally, there would be none. Life, however, throws exceptions. Ultimately, one has to live with oneself, so, again, the small voice inside the heart is the correct choice, even if it means persecution from the state.
What does the dog symbolize in the picture? Man's best friend. Loyalty, even obedience. The dog is oversized, out of proportion, perhaps stating a precedence or importance. "Best friend" suggests love, which is reinforced by loyalty and obedience. Love, of course, centers in the heart. So, we are back to the heart again.
Having explored these aspects of the quote and picture, I can't refute the message. (Amen)
Marie, What an aspiring comment!
The heart is a symbol of understanding and love. The state does not see individuals but only masses, which keeps the country from having the heart to care for or have a conscience of its ultimate decisions. The dog is trust in his master to take care of him and love him no matter what happens. Maybe the dog is naive in that aspect, as the citizens of a country they hope are caring for them properly.
I agree with my main man, Albert; but sometimes it really is worth it to just pay the two dollars.
"Pay the two dollars. "; an old and famous quote.
Ahh, something I can use for the Roaring 20s!
I liked your "Roaring 20s" allusion", that one hadn't crossed my mind yet.
The 1920's party decade, followed by the 1930's crash-and-burn decade. What will the 2020's decade be, the party decade or the crash and burn decade? Or a half-and-half both? Whichever, going to be darned interesting.
Ying and Yang of half and half perspective is interesting. I am hoping for a roaring '20s with a soaring '30s -- switch the "r" for an "s" -- works for me.
What did cause the crashing, devastating '30s? Money making thieves?
This is a very thought-provoking quote. In principle, I agree with it. Life is complex, though. I can't say for certain that I would always follow the advice. My behavior would probably depend on the specific circumstances. I love the photo of the dog.
I agree with the principle, but there may be some exceptions. My husband’s family lived under the Nazi regime. They knew of several neighbors who “disappeared “. They may not have had a photo of Hitler properly displayed in their home.
My history buff husband says the cause of the crash of the 30s was to many loans given too freely and too many over priced items, such as cars and real estate
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