A Tragic Discord

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Being Conscious
Self awareness and foresight brought (…) the awesome gifts of freedom and responsibility. Man feels free to execute some of his plans and to leave others in abeyance. He feels the joy of being the master, of the world and himself. But that joy is tempered by a feeling of responsibility. Man knows that he is accountable for his acts; he has acquired the knowledge of good and evil. This is a dreadfully heavy load to carry. No other animal has to withstand anything like it. There is a tragic discord in the soul of man… Theodosius Dobzhansky (Geneticist)

Photo:  USS North Carolina – by gfs

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