Several months ago, Paul from The Captain’s Speech nominated me for this “Favorite Quotes” tag, in which I’m supposed to dedicate three days to three different quotes that have impacted my life. Granted, the rules were to post them consecutively but, as you can see, I obviously didn’t obey them– all the same, I’m still continuing with this tag, and I’ll be finishing it off…eventually!
Here’s the quote from Day 1 in this post. Otherwise, here are the rules and the quote for today’s post:
— Thank the person who nominated you (thanks, Paul!).
— Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote each day) (will actually fudge this, as I won’t be posting consecutively. Mostly due to the fact that I have other posts in the queue for publishing, but also to spread it out and let each quote sink in).
— Nominate 3 new bloggers each day
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. — Marcel Proust
This quote from Proust (taken from his epic, 7-volume novel In Search of Lost Time) has held a dear place in my heart. I first discovered it years ago when watching the LGBT film Loving Annabelle, which references the quote. What makes this citation valuable is how simple, but effective it is in promoting the idea of having an open mind when it comes to new experiences.
Sure, it’s important to try new things in the world but, if you don’t have the open-mindedness to learn and grow from it, then it is futile. For instance, it’s fine to travel and discover new countries through their language, food, and customs– however, if you refuse to acknowledge these differences with your own language and culture, then that paints you as ignorant. While it isn’t to say that you must assimilate into the country you visit, it’s more of accepting that it’s how culture is, and overall respecting it. That, in the end, helps you broaden your perception of humanity.
Here are my nominees:
I’ll be posting the final quote to this tag soon. Until then!
— The Finicky Cynic
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