09 March 2011

hold your horses

Their feelings are like horses -- beautiful, spirited horses.  But they are the riders.  A good rider knows what to do when the horse starts to bolt -- you pull on the [reins]!  Turn the horse's head!  Get back on the path!  The horses are not the problem.  There is nothing wrong with the emotions.  /  The goal is not to cripple the horse, but equip the rider.  (Lizzie Jankovic née Wilson, from her excellent article here.  This one is posted on my mirror.)


  1. Reminds me of Plato, though I can't quite remember what passage.

  2. Wikipedia, the fount of all knowledge, says the Phaedrus (246a-54e).


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