Who hasn't heard about Pride & Bias? Jane Austen's popular as well as much enjoyed novel and the well-known protagonists (or maybe we should call them antagonists) Elizabeth Bennet as well as Mr.Darcy! I initially checked out the abridged version when I was in my early teens and also quickly adequate got myself a whole variation. I have actually lost trust the number of times I have actually read this publication considering that. There was a time when I understood guide almost by heart and also had actually memorized each and every single line of dialogue between the protagonists! Mr.Darcy quickly came to be prominent in my friends circle. Actually, prominent is an understatement. "Hearthrob" would certainly be the better suited word. An aired variation of the novel was adapted in your area around the exact same time as well as we would be hooked on to it for the 13 weeks it ran as well as an additional 13 weeks when it reran a year later on and ...! Talk of woozy teenagers as well as their initial brush with love!
" Nobody ever choked to death swallowing his pride" ~ Unidentified.
I should confess that even though I have grown out my teenagers, I remain a faithful and incurable enchanting.
Satisfaction and also bias is a classic as well as eternal work of art and also the wisdom in this novel applies to all societies and people around the world. There is an Elizabeth and also a Darcy in each one people. Pride and bias - are as old as mankind as well as like Elizabeth and Darcy did, it is natural to develop pride and also bias.
Everyone has satisfaction - we are proud of our countries, cultures, faiths, households, ourselves. So, what's incorrect concerning it? Absolutely nothing's incorrect with pride - satisfaction in one's very own well worth - as long as that pride does not become reason to become vain and big-headed and also tower above or misuse other nations, societies, faiths, family members, people, ideas, faiths, viewpoints etc
. We are just as burdened with prejudices - we have a natural tendency to evaluate every person and every little thing around us as excellent or bad, appropriate or incorrect, rich or inadequate, smart or stupid, fair or dark and more.
" O Lord, help me not to despise or oppose just what I do not comprehend." ~ William Penn
. Like a frog living in a well, we tend to think that our own well is the whole world, that we know and also comprehend is the whole fact. This types separative consciousness making us neglect that we are simply one small part of an entire and what we know and also comprehend is a tiny component of the entire reality.
As we peel through the external layers of pride as well as bias that we have developed in ourselves and dressed others in, we realize that they are simply layers (non-essentials that keep us distracted) produced by our mind and ideas which at the (crucial) core, we are all the same with the very same fundamental needs and wants - love, admiration, acknowledgment, security etc. Not only are we the very same, we are collectively ONE macrocosm - like trillions of cells executing different functions for one body - nobody cell is less or more vital. Likewise, we are all ONE Spirit - nobody is much less or more crucial - we are all equal.