“If you can find a way to confound people’s prejudices, restore the humanity of people, individuals, in that landscape, you restore them to life.”
“The entire history of the world for a long period of time was written by a handful of people from the colonizer class. It’s extraordinary, the degree to which that was the case.
We live in an extraordinary time, in which one still has the ability to mold opinion. Also, it’s up for grabs. Perceptions are up for grabs in a way that it hasn’t been before, which makes it really interesting. Societies that have always defined other aspects of human experience, or histories, try to hold on to it and try to find ways to continue to be the ones who do the interpreting.”@1 month ago
지친 맘으로 심각한 고민중. 어느 길로 갈까?@1 month ago
“I don’t know if I continue, even today, always liking myself. But what I learned to do many years ago was to forgive myself. It is very important for every human being to forgive herself or himself because if you live, you will make mistakes- it is inevitable. But once you do and you see the mistake, then you forgive yourself and say, ‘Well, if I’d known better I’d have done better,’ that’s all. So you say to people who you think you may have injured, ‘I’m sorry,’ and then you say to yourself, ‘I’m sorry.’ If we all hold on to the mistake, we can’t see our own glory in the mirror because we have the mistake between our faces and the mirror; we can’t see what we’re capable of being. You can ask forgiveness of others, but in the end the real forgiveness is in one’s own self. I think that young men and women are so caught by the way they see themselves. Now mind you. When a larger society sees them as unattractive, as threats, as too black or too white or too poor or too fat or too thin or too sexual or too asexual, that’s rough. But you can overcome that. The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself. If we don’t have that we never grow, we never learn, and sure as hell we should never teach.”@1 month ago with 1 note