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Daemon
Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Those who assume a character which does not belong to them, only make themselves ridiculous.

Aesop (620 BC-560 BC)
MechPebbles
Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 1:29:07 AM

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Much needed counsel.
moniquester
Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 1:50:19 AM

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Aesop, you said it! And you said it well! I applaud your wisdom, old buddy!
Arin Movses
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Be yourself and do not act it's always appreciated by people so be fair towards your self and those selves dwelling around you...
Bully_rus
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Daemon wrote:
Those who assume a character which does not belong to them, only make themselves ridiculous.

Aesop (620 BC-560 BC)


Why assuming someone's character is ridiculous and someone's money ain't? Does it mean that money is more serious substance than character?
walirlan
Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 2:57:21 AM

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very wise and practical quote
blue_elf
Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 3:09:24 AM

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This is one true saying. No matter how much we try to embody someone else's character, we can't run from who we truly are. We're deluding ourselves if we think we can be someone other than who we truly are. Hypocrisy is futile! Nothing is covered that will not be unveiled!
AnjanaDutt
Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 3:51:37 AM
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OK, I must make a confession here, guys! I used to be like that but now I am growing older and wiser (I think)and I feel happy to be just myself! Some of the symptoms of trying to be like someone else is, believe it or not, headaches and jaw pains!!! I have a Collins Classics publication on Aesop's Fables which I bought about a year ago and it has 322 fables! It cost me only Malaysian Ringgit Nine and Cents Ninety only.
JUSTIN Excellence
Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 4:37:43 AM

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That's okay. Don't worry. Just breathe, relax, stay here, and watch your buddies.







Alenka
Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 5:15:01 AM
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I don't get it....why assuming somebody's character is ridiculous, it may be rather unpleasant....
monamagda
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Here the fable :

AESOP'S FABLES

The Crow and the Raven

A Crow was jealous of the Raven, because he was considered a bird of good omen and always attracted the attention of men, who noted by his flight the good or evil course of future events.
Seeing some travelers approaching, the Crow flew up into a tree, and perching herself on one of the branches, cawed as loudly as she could. The travelers turned towards the sound and wondered what it foreboded, when one of them said to his companion, "Let us proceed on our journey, my friend, for it is only the caw of a crow, and her cry, you know, is no omen."


Moral: Those who assume a character which does not belong to them, only
make themselves ridiculous.

fby_humz
Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 8:10:56 AM

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this applies to people who because of wanting to keep up with the Joneses, loss their identity
Hermes
Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 11:37:06 AM

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Alenka wrote:
I don't get it....why assuming somebody's character is ridiculous, it may be rather unpleasant....


Good point, what such a person needs is compassion not mockery.
kphathi
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Aesop has hit the nail on the head. God has made each one of us unique and it is best we remain what we are instead of aping somebody else
ithink140
Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 2:00:22 PM
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Actors and comedians and humourists do it all the time.
Alexander Lo
Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 2:27:25 PM

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Be yourself.
Gary98
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You can't really be anyone else. You will be yourself whatever you do.
Bully_rus
Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 2:49:41 PM
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to ithink140
You forget to mention that politicians are the best actors ever.
Levantine
Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 3:03:49 PM
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"Those who assume a character which does not belong to them, only
make themselves ridiculous." - Aesop

The best demonstration of regard for an idea is to look at it from as many angles as possible while checking whether it is right. And the first angle I choose is ...

* Is there any idea, or common wisdom, or prevailing view that presents its opposite? *

Yes.

"Fake it 'til you make it" (also called "act as if") is a common catchphrase that means to imitate confidence so that as the confidence produces success, it will generate real confidence. The purpose is to avoid getting stuck in a self-fulfilling prophecy related to one's fear of not being confident..., e.g., by thinking, "I can't ask that girl out because she would sense my lack of confidence." The article How You Too Can Be an Optimist in Prevention points out, "In research at Wake Forest University, for example, scientists asked a group of 50 students to act like extroverts for 15 minutes in a group discussion, even if they didn’t feel like it. The more assertive and energetic the students acted, the happier they were."[1]

The phrase is similar to Aristotle's notion that acting virtuous will make one virtuous. The phrase was introduced into modern language in the late twentieth century.

It is often recommended as a therapy technique for combating depression. It has been widely popularised on the self-help TED talk by Amy Cuddy, Associate Professor at Harvard Business School.

Moral: Whatever you choose as valid or true, avoid the fate of a a slimy, spineless subordinate to anything that's happens to speak in front of you.
Avoid living as a person-phantom, a something nondescript that just passes through life instead of living it, a nothing, a chameleon real chameleons would be ashamed of.
Gary98
Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 3:44:59 PM

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One can be whatever one wants to be, ridiculous or notDancing. Of course if you do not want to be ridiculous, cower down to the will of the privileged few.

Then again one can be whatever one wants to be without being ridiculous, and without cowering down to the will of the privileged few.
Qazi M.Allaudin
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This quote changed my mind. Applause
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