9 November 2016. The Morning After

There is a tide in the affairs of men.
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat,
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures.

– Julius Caesar Act 4, scene 3

One thought on “9 November 2016. The Morning After

  1. I decided to share this with my former students really as a reflection on the challenging title of our course: Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy. The purpose behind my choice of that bit of that poem for this strange day (post US presidential elecdtion) is that to me it means, that we – Americans who believe in democracy in the fullest sense – should not just slink off into the shadows of deception, but come together to reassert our democratic values and concerns, and together put them to work.

    The “tide in the affairs of men; when taken at the flood, leads on to fortune” Seen from this perspective — my perspective — this is not a setback, it’s a new set of challenges


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