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Truth: On Emerson's Quote

"God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please you can never have both." Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Repose in this context could be leisure, dormancy or any comfort zone.

Leisure is the favorite word of lazy people. They opt for easier solutions that wouldn't entail stretching of muscles. They desist responsibilities, pass on work, and do a lot of talking and putting on a friendly face.

Dormancy is inaction. The dead lies quietly and steadily in the coffin. Total rest is for the dead, as work is for the living. Time moves life, and there is no best choice but to move forward. God makes us, in different places of the world see the beauty that lies around.

Comfort zones are good, but then life's zest is facing challenges and pruning communities. Comfort zones are good, for some time of hydrating the bodies. There is no discovery in the comfort zones, but to rest for a while, then leap the next day.

Emerson says "The pers…