Wounded

A Quote by Sam Keen on war, wounded, sissies, sword, test, men, conquest, dying, sensitive, and fight

Men have all been culturally designed with conquest, killing, or dying in mind. Even sissies. Early in life a boy learns that he must be prepared to fight or be called a sissy, a girl. Many of the creative men I know were sissies. They were too sensitive, too compassionate, to fight. And most of them grew up feeling they were somehow inferior and flunked the manhood test. I suspect many writers are still showing the bullies on the block that the pen is mightier than the sword. The test shaped us, whether we passed or flunked.
We are all war-wounded.

Sam Keen

Source: Fire in the Belly (1991)

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Lisa Tenzin-Dolma on astrology, chiron, healing, acceptance, wisdom through experience, wounded, healer, mythology, and asteroid

Chiron reminds us that only through recognising and accepting our inner wounds can we find true healing.

Lisa Tenzin-Dolma

Source: Understanding The Planetary Myths, Pages: 125

Contributed by: Jen

A Quote by Frederick Douglass on men, children, man, child, wounded, and strength

It is easier to build strong children, than to repair broken men.

Frederick Douglass (1817? - 1895)

Contributed by: communeist

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