Oscar Wilde said, “A bore is someone who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.” Who talks constantly without saying anything. Robert Burns could have had them in mind with his, “O, wad some Power the giftie gie us. To see oursels as ithers see us!" Seeing ourselves clearly, accurately, just as we are, would likely transform us just as we are, and enable us, finally, to simply be just as we are. First, the seeing. How do people who think they see, come to see they don't see at all? That was Jesus' problem, how to get people to see who think they see. He was reported to open the eyes of the blind, but couldn't do anything with eyes that see without seeing. His advice was, "If they don't receive what you have to say in one town, go on the the next." Changing locations changes audiences, and people in one place can see things that people in the last place couldn't fathom. Meaning, I take it, that everything depends on where we come from and what we do with it wherever we go. How far can we go/grow from where we have been? How different can we be? Let's live to see!
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Any bon mot from Oscar is worth a think!