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Daemon
Posted: Friday, June 19, 2009 12:00:00 AM
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A human being is only breath and shadow.

Sophocles (496 BC-406 BC)
mustabir
Posted: Friday, June 19, 2009 4:39:39 AM
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I should necessarily agree with him. This is one of the best descriptions I've ever come across about the truth of human being.
Luftmarque
Posted: Friday, June 19, 2009 5:20:33 AM

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mustabir wrote:
I should necessarily agree with him. This is one of the best descriptions I've ever come across about the truth of human being.

Yes, I like this one a lot too, but I'm not sure what it means.
yesmine
Posted: Friday, June 19, 2009 5:41:31 AM
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yup this is interesting                       



Applause
vee1534
Posted: Friday, June 19, 2009 6:07:50 AM
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Er ... Wonder if that's the opinion of the police who have to scrape up the remains of RTAs. It may be my imagination but I thought blood and guts played their part, too. Now, a pathologist might say ... um, don't think I'll go down that road - well, not before lunch, anyway
Luftmarque
Posted: Friday, June 19, 2009 7:01:40 AM

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vee1534 wrote:
Er ... Wonder if that's the opinion of the police who have to scrape up the remains of RTAs. It may be my imagination but I thought blood and guts played their part, too. Now, a pathologist might say ... um, don't think I'll go down that road - well, not before lunch, anyway

What's an RTA when it's at home then?
Sarah
Posted: Friday, June 19, 2009 10:05:02 AM
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Yes a human being is nothing more than that .
Kansalvijay
Posted: Friday, June 19, 2009 10:20:53 AM
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It is very TRUE.Because AIR is Life,Whatever is created has Image or Shadow
Christine
Posted: Friday, June 19, 2009 10:26:09 AM
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A human being is nothing but a story with skin around it.
Fred Allen (1894 - 1956)
fred
Posted: Friday, June 19, 2009 10:30:29 AM
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yesmine wrote:
yup this is interesting                       



Applause


OK, I read between the lines.

vee1534
Posted: Friday, June 19, 2009 10:38:27 AM
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Luftmarque wrote:
vee1534 wrote:
Er ... Wonder if that's the opinion of the police who have to scrape up the remains of RTAs. It may be my imagination but I thought blood and guts played their part, too. Now, a pathologist might say ... um, don't think I'll go down that road - well, not before lunch, anyway

What's an RTA when it's at home then?



RTA = road traffic accident
MiTziGo
Posted: Friday, June 19, 2009 11:23:55 AM
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I understand the quote as saying human beings are comprised of ephemeral qualities that have no impact on the world around them. Breath and shadow can be present, but not really alter the objects surrounding them, and the same goes for people. In the grand scheme of the world and it's billions of years of existence, your life, your presence, your being has no real or discernible impact. When you die, you disappear like a passing breath or shadow.
Drew
Posted: Friday, June 19, 2009 4:06:44 PM
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I suppose a dead human being is only shadow.
witchcraft
Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2009 1:32:25 AM
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I suppose that it must pretty much be kinda conventional sour-grapes to niggle over right after getting a monday-morning quarterback into broken heart.
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