Tuesday, May 31, 2011
I re-watched The Last Samurai last night and this quote really caught my attention. Tom Cruise's character is making an observation about the Japanese people:
They are an intriguing people. From the moment they wake, they devote themselves to the perfection of whatever they pursue. I have never seen such discipline.
This quote is full of words which we have decided are "bad," words we think we need to avoid: devotion, perfection, discipline.
I wonder what we are missing when we decide those things are not only unattainable but not even worth trying for...