‘Et Tu, Brute?’

I’m sure most of us are familiar with the Shakespeare tragedy, “Julius Caesar”. In it, much like in real life the Roman emperor is assaulted by a mob of Senators driven by fear and envy on the Senate floor. When Caesar sees his friend, a man he trusts among the conspirators wielding a knife, his will to live leaves him. He allegedly utters the words “Et Tu, Brute?”, Meaning and you, Brutus? At that moment, this betrayal took the fight out of him, and he threw his robe over his head as his “friend” struck the killing blow. Duplicity from those we trust tends to do more killing than a knife ever could because it destroys the fiber of our being a piece at a time. Continue reading “‘Et Tu, Brute?’”

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Prima Facie

Throughout the history of mankind people in positions of power have occasionally wielded that power like a club to bludgeon favors out of those that they perceive to be their inferiors. Using one’s ability in such a way is never honorable, and it’s a real cowardly use of a lofty position. With great power comes great responsibility. It is not a responsibility to better one’s self at the expense of others but if you can, better yourself while improving the lives of those around you. Continue reading “Prima Facie”