The Web: Nobility

by Mitchell Harding

A wise woman once said that there is nobility in sadness.

Perhaps she meant that it was nobler than other emotions, like joy, remorse, or contentedness.

Maybe she meant that one must suffer in order to be truly noble, as one must temper a blade, or eat vegetables in order to build character.

She might have meant that if you're sad, you should concentrate on positive things -- the nobility of sadness, for example -- but not question them too deeply.

I don't know what she meant.

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