Monday, July 2

The making of circumstances


When you read Shaw's plays, you think twice about life and misery, pain, disillusionment, and hope, and that's when you decide to laugh!

"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I dont believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they cant find them, make them" (Mrs. Warren's Profession).


Anonymous said...

I wish Iranians would read quotation like this. it is very true!


Bita said...

Shadi Jan,

I am sure Iranians appreciate good literature.

SERENDIP said...

Bita jan: To a large extent this quotation applies in general to most things but not everything; as in the case of a incest and sexual abuse in early childhood.

Bita said...

Dear Serendip:

This Quotation was posted by Katayoun. However, in my opinion “incest and sexual abuse”, are two complex issues which one can investigate through different point of entries. Therefore, I found myself incapable of having a single perspective on such massive problems. Especially, considering the fact that incest, historically, has been practiced in some traditions-either Eastern or Western. For the sake of many complexities the issue bring about, I rather not to unfold. However , if I may, I would like to say that how one would make the circumstances in respond, or react to such complex issue for the rest of one”s life is a circumstance that which will be solely upon that individual’s decision.