Villains Speak

Our bodies are gardens, to which our wills are gardeners . . . why the power and corrigible authority of this lies in our wills.”
Iago, Shakespeare’s Othello

He makes a very beautiful point.  Our lives are gardens.  It is our actions that make us who we are, and not those things that happen to us.  Though there are storms that leave us wounded and weak, we have the choice to let those things destroy us.  However, if we choose it, we can replant and start all over.  It’s very ironic that Iago, of all people, makes this point.  Though he’s advocated for will power, the power to move beyond those things that happen to us, he is choosing to let the thoughtless choices of another govern his existence.

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