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.)

2 comments:

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

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

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