Friday, January 21, 2011

The Prophet: Eye Opening If You Actually Read It.

I truly love the passages about children and how to think of our responsibility to them.  But in continuing reading, I found myself in strong disagreement with a range of Gibran's other assessments of how we should live our lives. 

How often do we hear quotations about Gibran's take on the law?  Forgiveness and looking inward toward our own guilt concerning the crime do not seem to answer many of the needs I see around us. 

So I find myself wanting to explore the book with a group.  Can we truly ask any society to live the way he describes?  Can we live in any society that does not aspire to the ideals, knowing that they are out of reach? 

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