HE SAYS:

It has been said that for those who feel, life is a tragedy and for those who think, life is a comedy.   The masks of Tragedy and Comedy have symbolized the theater for centuries so, I guess, life does imitate art.

I believe there is some truth to this very basic distinction in the way that people look at the world.

There are people who always lead with their heart and seem to feel all of the pain, injustice and hardship that exists in the world.  They feel the need to vicariously be a participant in and be a party to the troubles of the world.   They see all of the problems in the world and feel empathy for other people’s suffering.   The world needs these people for they are the ones who can be a force for change.

There are people who always lead with their head and think about the shortcomings of mankind that seem to cause all of the pain, injustice and hardship that exists in the world.   Their intellect is stimulated by being an observer and student of the human condition.  They see all of the problems in the world and are struck by the folly of it all.  The world needs these people for they are the ones who can be the inspiration for change.

We each view the world in our own way and I am sure that everyone has some of both of these traits in their personality.  I believe, though, that most people lean more towards one or the other of these two basic world views, except, of course, for those people that are completely clueless and who tend to be part of the problem.

Well, do you feel that life is a tragedy and carry the weight of the world on your shoulders or do you think that life is a comedy and are ever mindful of all the foolishness in the world?

On Wednesday, Joe questions our penchant to take offense too easily in “I Think That We Do Protest Too Much”.

WHAT DO YOU SAY?