Billy Shakes Got It

All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first, the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms.
Then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress’ eyebrow. Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon’s mouth. And then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lined,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slippered pantaloon,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side;
His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank, and his big manly voice,
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.

William Shakespeare


Of course, Billy merely borrowed and artfully improved upon the long-standing understanding that hailed from the ancient Greeks. Such is the nature of The Hive Mind, or in other words, our Collective Conscious – steal and add own flavour.

When I first found myself in the company of the great philosophers of the world, with a newly revealed understand of everything they struggled with and spoke about – I laughed my head off. It was so transparent and amusing, and I thought “I see. That’s how the wheel gets reinvented… again and again, in each generation. Yet… we hardly moved’.

I still find it utterly fascinating that the Mind has the capacity to break through own limitations.

“Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything. THAT is the nature of Boundless Emptiness.

You go, Billy!!


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