‘The tendency of the mind is economical, it loves to form habits and move in grooves which save it the trouble of thinking anew at each of its steps. Ideals once formed make the mind lazy. It becomes afraid to risk its acquisitions in fresh endeavours. It tries to enjoy complete security by shutting up its belongings behind fortifications of habits. But this is really shutting oneself up from the fullest enjoyment of one’s own possessions. It is miserliness. The living ideals must not lose their touch with the growing and changing life. Their real freedom is not within boundaries of security, but the highroad of adventures, full of the risk of new experiences.’

– ‘Nationalism’, Rabindranath Tagore (awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for 1913)

By Deckard

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