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We know what we are, but know not what we may be. Options
Daemon
Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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We know what we are, but know not what we may be.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Shivanand
Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014 12:30:57 AM
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I am afraid Shakespeare has over-estimated us! I am not sure if we know clearly what we are! Leave alone what we are going to become!



Cheers!
kphathi
Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014 1:22:00 AM
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Agree. We really don't know what we are and never try to find it out too.
Professor
Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014 1:39:53 AM

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Daemon wrote:
We know what we are, but know not what we may be.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)


In fact, if we only knew how good we could be, we would never settle for anything less.
mangezi
Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014 1:47:19 AM

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So we just leave ourselves to nature or creation to define us, never trying to further our own potential? I thought we were, as us, doing the opposite!
Bully_rus
Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014 2:12:16 AM
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Daemon wrote:
We know what we are, but know not what we may be.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)


We hardly know what we are and therefore cannot know what we may be. Anyway a thorough knowledge of yourself is a good starting point for knowledge of the world.
J-P
Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014 4:27:33 AM

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Thousands of autobiographies have been written by people trying to answer this question: Who am I?
Ismat
Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014 7:19:13 AM
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we don't know what we are ,but surley we know what we want to be ..sometimes we succeed in your aims sometimes we dont but it doest mean that we don't know where or what we want to be
jcbarros
Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014 8:02:24 AM

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Did Shakespeare write a self-help book? For these seem to be its first lines.
Samson Gbolahun
Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014 8:20:03 AM

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I agree because nobody knows tomorrow
curmudgeonine
Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014 9:00:28 AM

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Potential . . .
Panos
Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014 10:12:12 AM

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We need to know what we are and not what we may be :)
philânderos
Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014 11:18:43 AM

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As limited as our knowledge is, we have to know something about ourselves. We would not be able to function without a sense of who we are. And to a certain extent, we need to know something about our future, even if it is just probable.
Gishar
Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014 11:54:39 AM

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Thanks for the obvious!
Trivium_Discipulus
Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014 1:00:53 PM
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Daemon wrote:
We know what we are, but know not what we may be.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)


1. I don't think most people have a clue what they are beyond the superficial... and even that is often misinterpreted through rationalization.

2. We do have a lot of potential, but the foundation of that potential is honesty... especially to ourselves. One can't improve what one doesn't know or admit is wrong.
capitán
Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014 1:21:43 PM

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Daemon wrote:
We know what we are, but know not what we may be.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)


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All knowledge ultimately means self knowledge.

Dr. Mohammed Albadri
Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014 1:27:44 PM

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A absolutely right
Luker4
Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014 1:32:00 PM

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very wise Boo hoo!
Marguerite
Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014 7:35:50 PM

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I always say I will read a Shakespeare play but don't. Even while watching the flmsm with the exception of Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet, I fall asleep while watching.
kenturner1
Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014 10:55:53 PM

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You're awesome Marguerite! And I agree with the quote. I'm still trying to figure out what I want to be.
Verbatim
Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 2:25:23 PM
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Daemon wrote:
We know what we are, but know not what we may be.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)


We are a reflection of our species, which we credit and blemish over and over, little creatures of habit blown around with little aim:
kept busy getting back on our feet, back at each other and back to nothing.
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