|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Woman and Labour by Olive Schreiner:
most earnest aspirations and determined struggles, be destined to failure
in the new world that is rising because of inherent mental incapacity?
There are many replies which may be made to such a suggestion. It is often
said with truth, that the ordinary occupations of woman in the past and
present, and in all classes of society in which she is not parasitic, do
demand, and have always demanded, a very high versatility and mental
activity, as well as physical: that the mediaeval baron's wife who guided
her large household probably had to expend far more pure intellect in doing
so than the baron in his hunting and fighting; that the wife of the city
accountant probably expends today more reason, imagination, forethought,
and memory on the management of her small household, than he in his far
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from United States Declaration of Independence:
their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has
endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers,
the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare,
is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress
in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered
only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked
by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler
of a free People.
Nor have We been wanting in attention to our British brethren.
United States Declaration of Independence
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Euthydemus by Plato:
Nay, he said, they do something.
And doing is making?
And speaking is doing and making?
Then no one says that which is not, for in saying what is not he would be
doing something; and you have already acknowledged that no one can do what
is not. And therefore, upon your own showing, no one says what is false;
but if Dionysodorus says anything, he says what is true and what is.
Yes, Euthydemus, said Ctesippus; but he speaks of things in a certain way
and manner, and not as they really are.