Know Thyself: The King’s Speech

“Know thyself,” admonished the Oracle of Delphi. “If that which you seek you find not within, you will never find it without,” wrote Doreen Valiente. When I saw The King's Speech, I thought about those quotes. And about the kinds of power represented—power that comes from within, from knowing one's self and having a healthy pride in one's abilities and accomplishments. And the kind of power that is accorded by holding a certain place in society. Power that comes from without. Power … [Read more...]


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