Oscar Wilde

The Soul of Man under Socialism

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    Glynn Pasigonshared an impression3 years ago

    First socialism and Bible-
    Christ encourages individualism (not owning a property) well guess what , God has given Canaan for the Jews to own so... you've got to stop Using the scriptures out of context and using a Socialist Christ , God let the people choose their kings and even commanded them to follow authority.
    Second, socialism and authority and influence, does it propose to demolish education then? since it's the primary culprit of setting standards and influence in this world . following the influences of the society, in opinion or on what is good or bad hinders people ... (anyway i dont get this part ,a lot of contrasts )
    And third socialism and competition - In my opinion a world without competition is the most demoralizing situation man will ever face, when goods have no value and initiatives are not given recognition, when people stop working because that is "what man is" without drivers, then instead of what the author believes to be a eutopia, we'll get a dead planet.

    Learta Mustafashared an impression3 years ago

    loved it :)

    Michelle Xieshared an impression6 years ago
    💡Learnt A Lot

    I probably just fundamentally disagree with his ideas on a political level but understand and sympathize with his ideas specifically regarding the free expression of art.

Quotes

    Лилия Зайцеваhas quotedlast year
    Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. And unselfishness is letting other people’s lives alone, not interfering with them. Selfishness always aims at creating around it an absolute uniformity of type. Unselfishness recognises infinite variety of type as a delightful thing, accepts it, acquiesces in it, enjoys it. It is not selfish to think for oneself. A man who does not think for himself does not think at all. It is grossly selfish to require of ones neighbour that he should think in the same way, and hold the same opinions.
    Daniel Cherninhas quoted2 years ago
    When the wrong, and the disease, and the injustice are removed, it will have no further place.
    Daniel Cherninhas quoted2 years ago
    Upon the other hand, the terrible truth that pain is a mode through which man may realise himself exercises a wonderful fascination over the world.

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