Many times I’ve thought to myself that I’m special. Not the short bus kind. But the “I think I will leave a mark on this world” kind. Though, in my opinion this, being special (or wanting to be special) does not not come with some downfalls.
Life so far…hard! Probably for you too. Especially, if you have goals, dreams, and aspirations. The achievement of these things don’t come easy. And many times, the stress attacks the thing that holds these goals, dreams, and aspirations: the mind.
I was in class recently and a teacher of mine referred to the “daggers of the mind,” which I believe comes from the Shakespearean play “Macbeth.” I was so obsessed with this reference even though she just mentioned it in passing. I wrote it down in my notebook. I was just so attracted to it. I basically didn’t listen to the rest of the lecture.
Later, I took the time to research the reference and saw that it was included in a monologue in the play “Macbeth.” I looked at the Patrick Stewart version of the monologue on Youtube (which was awesome) and realized why I was so attracted to this statement. What is a dagger of the mind? I don’t know. But I will attempt to tell you what it is to me and why I feel I was so attracted to it… later. 😉
Take it easy,
P.S. Check out that Patrick Stewart version of the Macbeth monologue!