• Building Up By Shakespeare

    Cover of William Shakespeare “This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. Farewell, my blessing season this in thee!” Hamlet Act 1, scene 3, 78–82 “To thine own self be true” is Polonius‘s last piece of advice to his son Laertes, who is in a hurry to get on the next boat to Paris, where he’ll be safe from his father’s long-winded speeches Reading this in the original Elizabethan text can be somewhat “mind rattling”… But let’s put it out there in “plain-folk” English. Polonius thought his son’s borrowing of money,…

  • To Thine Own Self Be True

    Image via Wikipedia Some of you may have cringed when reading the title.  It may have brought back memories of High School English class when having to read and learn about Shakespeare.  I think some folks thought of that class as “nap time” because the language can be so difficult to understand. (I’ll give you a little lesson about this line tomorrow!) While that Shakespearean class may have been hard to understand, Life can also be hard to understand as well.  Sometimes, we just don’t get it. Or we thought we got it, but IT changed. Or IT isn’t working out the way we planned IT would. The good thing…