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Heroes are needed in danger, in peace they are dangerous. .. It is an interesting saying of Czech-Polish writer Gabriel Laub.
Do you agree with this aphorism? 
What's an aphorism, and do you have some favourite? 


"Life is too short, and you have to know how...to leave the cinema when the movie is bad, to throw away a bad book and go away from bad people... " 
Mikhail Zhvanetsky 
Apr 16, 2018 2:18 PM
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Are heroes needed during times of peace though? What would we want the hero to do in that case? Since there is no such thing as the ideal world I suppose heroes are always needed to fight for some cause. I think heroes are always dangerous when they intend to fight against against the powers that be.

Your quote on life being short is interesting because it applies to me at the moment. I'm reading a book that is hailed as a landmark novel, so I feel I should read it, but the content isn't the slightest bit interesting and I actually find it a bit offensive. Perhaps it's time to give it away! 

April 16, 2018
Thank you Tracey! Thank you friends for your comments...

April 17, 2018

@Tracey Salahovic


You are making me curious. Would it be impolite to ask you to reveal the title of said bore of book?

April 16, 2018
i believe so, in a well-developed civil society, heroism is at times contradictory to team work. 
April 16, 2018

In my high school there was a quote from Bertolt Brecht on a wall of the assembly hall, taken from his play "Life of Galileo" (just discovered). Here it is, with a bit more of context:

Andrea: Unhappy is the land that breeds no hero.

Galileo: No, Andrea: Unhappy is the land that needs a hero.


April 16, 2018
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