Saturday, February 02, 2008

To be Human

"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."

Robert A Heinlein

I doubt whether I could write a sonnet, but I can either do the rest or would have a go at them. What about you?


Anonymous said...

The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.
Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

sfw said...

Not bad I'll mull on it a while.