Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Something to think about

No. 2

A poignant dissatisfaction, whatever be its cause, is at bottom a dissatisfaction with ourselves. It is surprising how much hardship and humiliation a man will endure without bitterness when he has not the least doubt about his worth or when he is so integrated with others that he is not aware of a separate self

-- Eric Hoffer --
from The Passionate State of Mind

I wonder how true this is. Are we really most dissatisfied when we are dissatisfied with ourselves?

Can't we be dissatisfied or unhappy with a situation or a person and still be satisfied with ourselves?

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