E.E. Cummings on Feeling

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“Almost anybody can learn to think or believe or know, but not a single human being can be taught to feel. Why? Because whenever you think or you believe or you know, you’re a lot of other people: but the moment you feel, you’re nobody-but-yourself.

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To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.”   ~E.E. Cummings


Post sourced from the latest issue of BrainPickings by Maria Papova.

Image Credit:  Stephen Barnes

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