Monday, August 6, 2012

Quote of the Week - Aung San Suu Kyi

"Passion translates as suffering and I would contend that in the political context, as in the religious one, it implies suffering by choice: a deliberate decision to grasp the cup that we would rather let pass. It is not a decision made lightly -- we do not enjoy suffering; we are not masochists. It is because of the high value we put on the object of our passion that we are able, sometimes in spite of ourselves, to choose suffering." --Aung San Suu Kyi, the Heroine of Myanmar (Burma) and Noble Peace Prize Winner

1 comment:

George Patsourakos said...

Passion often results in suffering, because achieving our passion-related objectives tends to transcend the suffering that will accompany this process.