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Daemon
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Every revolution was first a thought in one man's mind, and when the same thought occurs to another man, it is the key to that era.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
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An oak tree grows from an acorn, a forest fire from a spark.

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Bully_rus
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If the thought already once occurred it is only matter of time when one repeat itself, cause thought is contagious. Nonetheless it is arguable if revolution more relate to thought than to emotions, passion. Who control whom or how they sway each other?
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Bully_rus wrote:
If the thought already once occurred it is only matter of time when one repeat itself, cause thought is contagious. Nonetheless it is arguable if revolution more relate to thought than to emotions, passion. Who control whom or how they sway each other?


Great thoughts here. Passions cannot help but influence (and, in some cases, to enhance) our thinking, especially when we sense injustice. However, reasoning doesn't necessarily influence our passions. We can love something or someone and not know why. Here's Ayn Rand on the rational man: "He has no inner conflicts, his mind and his emotions are integrated, his consciousness is in perfect harmony. His emotions are not his enemies, they are his means of enjoying life. But they are not his guide; the guide is his mind. This relationship cannot be reversed, however. If a man takes his emotions as the cause and his mind as their passive effect, if he is guided by his emotions and uses his mind only to rationalize or justify them somehow—then he is acting immorally, he is condemning himself to misery, failure, defeat, and he will achieve nothing but destruction—his own and that of others."


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Daemon wrote:
Every revolution was first a thought in one man's mind, and when the same thought occurs to another man, it is the key to that era.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


Nicely put into words.
I also think that small thoughts make great deeds in time.

It is like seeds that thoughts are born,
grown and ripe with nice words like these;
However, what can words alone achieve without action?
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Daemon wrote:
Every revolution was first a thought in one man's mind, and when the same thought occurs to another man, it is the key to that era.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


And what prompted the thought? "Revolutions are not about trifles, but spring from trifles." Aristotle
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