“We men are wretched things.” ―Homer, The Iliad
We are capable of much more than we know. The good, the bad, & all of the ignorance that lies in-between.
"At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst." -Aristotle
We have the power to mend, heal, destroy, save, learn, yearn, endure, fail, belittle, shame, love and even kill...
"If I can not bend the will of Heaven, I shall move Hell." -Juno in Virgil’s Aeneid
Our determination is never without presence however, what defines the- is the drive, the reason, our true motive.
For that describes, and defines us as beings- as living beings.
Shall we walk a path of a golden road, filled with joy, & laughter as beautiful nature surrounds?
Rather, thus shall we wreak havoc, impose, harness, & release darkness on a vengeful whim?
We pave our own path, our will is our own, our reality is what we choose it to be.
“Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know—and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance. It is better to know—even if the knowledge endures only for the moment that comes before destruction—than to gain eternal life at the price of a dull and swinish lack of comprehension of a universe that swirls unseen before us in all its wonder. That was the choice of Achilles, and it is mine, too.” -Isaac Asimov
To understand, know, comprehend, whom we are, & what we are capable of achieving or dismantling. That is the knowledge that has been placed prior to us, way before our times, as history never fails to show, and prove. For what decisions will we make, for what decisions, and choices will you make?