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Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) on Forethought and Instinct (see the difference?)


As a man without forethought scarcely deserves the name of a man, so forethought without reflection is but a metaphorical phrase for the instinct of a beast.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) Discuss

My thought on this: Sometimes instinct brings about better outcomes, that forethought….otherwise, let’s say in chess, everybody would win all the time. Also when an instinct is more powerful than any forethought you may have tried…well, it’s OK the choose to guide yourself by… instinct!

Hungry in Athens’ Crisis Zone – Lawrence Osborne Visits Spondi (from Newsweek / The Daily Beast)


Hungry in Athens Crisis Zone - Lawrence Osborne Visits Spondi (from Newsweek / The Daily Beast)

Hungry in Athens’ Crisis Zone – Lawrence Osborne Visits Spondi (from Newsweek thru The Daily Beast)

Johnny Cash – The beast in me


Johnny Cash – “The Beast In Me” :

The beast in me
Is caged by frail and fragile bars
Restless by day
And by night rants and rages at the stars
God help the beast in me

The beast in me
Has had to learn to live with pain
And how to shelter from the rain
And in the twinkling of an eye
Might have to be restrained
God help the beast in me

Sometimes it tries to kid me
That it’s just a teddy bear
And even somehow manage to vanish in the air
And that is when I must beware
Of the beast in me that everybody knows
They’ve seen him out dressed in my clothes
Patently unclear
If it’s New York or New Year
God help the beast in me

The beast in me