June 24, 2013
— arrogance, atheist, confidence, dare, lain de Botton, Maria, rain, Sound of Music, sunshine, virtue
Philosopher Alain de Botton has expounded a list of virtues for a modern age – a kind of ten commandments for atheists.
We like his number 10 virtue, it reminds us of Maria in the ancient but great film The Sound of Music – who was a nun by the way and therefore probably not an atheist at all. It’s this…
10. Confidence. The greatest projects and schemes die for no grander reasons than that we don’t dare. Confidence isn’t arrogance, it’s based on a constant awareness of how short life is and how little we ultimately lose from risking everything.
All together now….”I’ve got confidence in sunshine, I’ve got confidence in rain….tra, la,la”
Have a curious day.