Athena the modern woman? Non-violently ‘fight’ for peace, be wise, do not let them fool you and look your fellow-man – literally and figuratively – squarely in the eye, yet remember also about love or passion, quality-wise, instead of quantity: that’s what this image means to me in a nutshell. Athena.
Wealth, fame, leisure, luxury – these things seem to present an irresistible allure. In former times, the most important person was the king, in Europe. Or an emperor. The nobility after that. The craftsmen and merchants also were well respected. Elizabeth II. of Austria is an example of what can be even more important than wealth and fame: fulfillment.
Human beings and large crowds: an explosive mixture, at times. My father used to put it quite bluntly: “if 1,000,000 flies sit on crap – you will too?” Large crowds and also large groups can be wrong and they can be dangerous. In politics, they can cause dreadful movements, such as the Nazis were during …
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