|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from A Treatise on Parents and Children by George Bernard Shaw:
secular schools because it is, in a sense, the negation of all
religion; but for school purposes a religion is a belief which affects
conduct; and no belief affects conduct more radically and often so
disastrously as the belief that the universe is a product of Natural
Selection. What is more, the theory of Natural Selection cannot be
kept out of schools, because many of the natural facts that present
the most plausible appearance of design can be accounted for by
Natural Selection; and it would be so absurd to keep a child in
delusive ignorance of so potent a factor in evolution as to keep it in
ignorance of radiation or capillary attraction. Even if you make a
religion of Natural Selection, and teach the child to regard itself as
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Contrast by Royall Tyler:
CHARLOTTE, Mrs Morris. Mrs Morris.
MARIA, Mrs Harper. Mrs Harper.
LETITIA, Mrs Kenna. Mrs Williamson.
JENNY, Miss Tuke. Miss W. Tuke.
Scene, an Apartment at CHARLOTTE'S.
CHARLOTTE and LETITIA discovered.
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad:
laying my hand on his cool forehead. It proved to
me that this atrocious absurdity was rooted in the
man himself and not in the disease, which, ap-
parently, had emptied him of every power, mental
and physical, except that one fixed idea.
I avoided giving Mr. Burns any opening for con-
versation for the next few days. I merely used to
throw him a hasty, cheery word when passing his
door. I believe that if he had had the strength he
would have called out after me more than once.
But he hadn't the strength. Ransome, however,
The Shadow Line