Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Quote UnQuote 3: Herd


“Most people say that Shakespeare rocked merely because most people say that Shakespeare rocked.” 

― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Isn’t this a bitter truth?

Why this need to be liked that we pretend to like all those things – books-authors, art-artists, films-filmmakers – that must be “liked” if we are to be liked by the up-and-coming-socially-elite-politically-correct-economically-successful-newsmaker-of-the-day-types?

Confusing, no? Wouldn’t it be simpler to just make up our own minds after reading Shakespeare?

Sadly, this isn’t limited to authors or artists. Replace “Shakespeare” with words for creeds, ideologies, religions or any other “ism”, and we find the same herd-type-non-thinking. Getting away from the herd is the real struggle. The first battle is within, where it is more important that the truth wins.

This is the last of the 3-day-quote-challenge, for which I am writing 100-word-commentary on any quote of my choice. I came across this particular quote one fine day when browsing for something else on the net. I don't know anything about this writer, but these words just caught my attention.

Quote Unquote 1: Death

Quote Unquote 2: Sleep

Thanks Rachna for the interesting challenge :)

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