Hey guys! Thanks for the overwhelming responses I’ve received for my last two parts. You guys are the best. Finally, I have come to the end of the quotes challenge. (Sorry it came late again, I tampered with something on my site. shaiima.wordpress.com is the new blog address, sorry for any inconvenience this might cause).
PS: That’s what I get for being too curious.
Rules of the challenge:
- Three quotes for three days.
- Three nominees each day (no repetition).
- Thank the person who nominated you.
- Inform the nominees.
Now on to my third and final quote of this challenge:
“Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting.”
Origin of the Quote:
Anyone who is deftly familiar with Shakespeare’s works would know exactly where this quote came from (Henry V; Act II Scene IV).Henry was a man of war. These words (the quote) were spoken by Dauphin (son of the king of France) to the King (his father) when a messenger from Henry V brought a message to him. In the message, he said England lays claim to certain lands of France. Dauphin advised the King to stand his ground. He advised his father to defend his crown against the English..and the story continues.
What It Means:
There’s a this popular mantra that “you can’t give what you don’t have “. Somehow, you’d be wondering what this has to do with the quote.
Here’s how they relate; one can’t truly love others without first loving oneself. If you neglect yourself, you neglect others too.
Wondering how true these are? Let’s cite an example; X is an undergraduate who is struggling to raise his CGPA to one that won’t send him packingo despite his brilliance. Few years before, he lost both his parents in a car crash. Two months back, his confidant left him after avoiding him for several weeks. He hates himself so much that sometimes, he cuts himself to redirect his pains and to look hideous. Y decides this is the time to ask him to help solve a calculus question and walks up to him. I know this is a trashy example but what do you think his reaction would be? (I’d leave the rest to your imagination).
People are open to assisting others when they’re fine themselves. The level of happiness of some individuals determine the extent to which they can go in caring about others.
There are and have always been exceptions to the rule though. Some people, despite their challenges, care really deeply about others.
Bottom line: lead a happy life no matter what happens to you, love yourself and stay happy so you can have the strength to love others as fiercely too.
These blogs are owned by awesomely talented people.
While it would be wonderful if you accept this, it’s not a compulsion. I’m curious as to what your quotes would be in the event that you accept this. (Thanks).
Enjoy the rest of the week everyone. ♥