If architects want to strengthen a decrepit arch, they increase the load that is laid upon it, for thereby the parts are joined more firmly together. So, if therapists wish to foster their patients' mental health, they should not be afraid to increase that load through a reorientation toward the meaning of one's life.
Viktor E. Frankl
The real man of intelligence will not cling to any ideology - for what? He will not carry a load of readymade answers. He knows that he has enough intelligence so that whatever situation arises, he will be able to respond to it. Why carry an unnecessary load from the past? What is the point of carrying it?
We don't forget (them), ... I've never been to Iraq, I would love to go. And I would love to sit down with every family member, the wife that's left over here to carry the load. I've been with a friend with three children who's carried the load while her husband was in a war, so I would say, 'You're not forgotten. We support you, you're fighting for a free country, you are fighting to make this world a better place for all of us.
Men who shared the load at home seemed just as pressed for time as their wives, and torn between the demands of career and small children... But the majority of men did not share the load at home. Some refused outright. Others refused more passively, often offering a loving shoulder to lean on, an understanding ear as their working wife faced the conflict they both saw as hers.
Arlie Russell Hochschild
I wish I'd known those words on the day I watched those German troops land, plane-load after plane-load of them-and come off ships down in the harbor! All I could think of was damn them, damn them, over and over. If I could have thought the words "the bright day is done and we are for the dark, " I'd have been consoled somehow and ready to go out and contend with circumstance-instead of my heart sinking to my shoes.
Mary Ann Shaffer
Do you know what sentence of his (Wordsworth) I admire the most? It is "The bright day is done, and we are for the dark." I wish I'd known those words on the day I watched those German troops land, plane-load after plane-load of them-and come off ships down in the harbor! All I could think of was damn them, damn them, over and over. If I could have thought the words 'the bright day is done and we are for the dark, ' I'd have been consoled somehow and ready to go out and contend with circumstance-instead of my heart sinking to my shoes.
Mary Ann Shaffer
It may be possible for each to think too much of his own potential glory hereafter; it is hardly possible for him to think too often or too deeply about that of his neighbor. The load, or weight, or burden of my neighbor's glory should be laid daily on my back, a load so heavy that only humility can carry it, and the backs of the proud will be broken... "It is in light of these overwhelming possibilities, it is with the awe and the circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics. There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations - these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub and exploit... Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbor is the holiest object presented to your senses.