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The narrow-minded blind

These lines, taken from ‘An essay on man’ by Alexander Pope, are truly thoughtful. Call it the narrow mindedness of man, but the truth is although man knows that further down the path of life, he will undoubtedly experience great sorrows and griefs, yet, he goes on. Why? Because he’s blind, and oblivious to the future. Take, for example, those afflicted with diseases for which no cure has been found- it must indeed be an experience beyond pain, only because they know what lies in wait for them.

So, future blindedness and hope of a better tomorrow is indeed a great blessing- don’t waste your time in trying to forecast the future, utilize the TODAY, and hope for the best! 🙂

Heav’n from all creatures hides the book of fate,
All but the page prescrib’d, their present state
From brutes what men, from men what spirits know
Or who could suffer being here below?
The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed today,
Had he thy reason, would he skip and play?
Pleas’d to the last, he crops the flow’ry food,
And licks the hand just rais’d to shed his blood.
Oh blindness to the future! kindly giv’n,
That each may fill the circle mark’d by Heav’n
Who sees with equal eye, as God of all,
A hero perish, or a sparrow fall,
Atoms or systems into ruin hurl’d,
And now a bubble burst, and now a world.
Hope humbly then; with trembling pinions soar;
Wait the great teacher Death; and God adore!
What future bliss, he gives not thee to know,
But gives that hope to be thy blessing now.
Hope springs eternal in the human breast
Man never is, but always to be blest
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