"What the study of history forces you to confront is how people who are acting rationally, who think they are acting in their own best interest and in many cases think they are acting in their own best interest of their countries, can end up killing so many people and in many cases killing themselves."Now we're all caught up. Yay! Here's how it all relates: I think the main lesson learned here is that when you are forced to make a decision on behalf of a population, whether it be big or small, sometimes what you think is right may not be right when you look at the big picture. Let's take Mr. Maxmillien Robespierre for example. He was a man who was quite paranoid because he thought that the country was plotting to murder him. Countless attempts were made to prevent this, but in the end his paranoia was what brought an end to his life. Ironic, hmm? The reason why he did what he did was because all his decisions were made in accordance to what he thought was right, however if he had looked at the big picture maybe he'd have realized that to his... um, surprise, the country was not plotting to kill him.
- John Green
Many times, we have all been put into a situation where the main battle going on at that moment was whether to trust our own thoughts and ideas, and make decisions based on purely that, or take a deep breath, take a step back and look at the bigger picture before making that final decision.
I'm off to watch random disney songs in multiple languages. See ya~!
LOL, I rmb this stuff from Mod West..><..ahh, the memories haunt me. The guillotine was invented during the French Revolution to execute whoever plotted against the new regime and supported the monarchs. It`s just one bloody mess...I doubt they knew who the real conspirators are by the end....
By , at November 15, 2010 at 8:06 PM
^ Haha, I'm sure the ones who decided who was guillotined never knew, but for sure the ones being guillotined would. And the rest of the public, maybe.
By pineapple bun, at November 20, 2010 at 1:50 PM