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For this week's Blogspiration, we have been asked by the lovely hosts to answer another question. This week, the question is:
I looked at this question, and was stumped. I didn't have one! I had a favourite excerpt (which I will share at the end), but not a quote! So I decided to have a look around at various sites for some help. I decided on this lovely one:
Source: Lit Quotes
This is just so awesome! I just read it and thought, "YES! THIS! YES!" Where would we be:
1. As a human race, without education? I know a lot of us get a great education, but there are people in third world countries that live without an education, as we are constantly reminded by charities (that wasn't a complain, I'm all for these charities). It's just unimaginable. And...
2. As us, this communty of bloggers and readers, without wonderful stories to take our breath away, to take our mind off of the mundane, and to go on awesome journeys and adventures? I wouldn't know you, or you, or even you. And you wouldn't know me. Books have opened so many doors for me in so many ways, and one of them is the great conversations and friendships I now have with readers and fellow bloggers.
It just makes you sit back and think, doesn't it?
Ok, now that other excerpt I mentioned earlier. I think it's quite thought provoking, because all history could be seen this way, but also quite amusing, because it's typically Belgarath, the character who is narrating.
"There’s a peculiar dichotomy in the nature of almost anyone who calls himself a historian. They all piously assure us that they’re telling the truth about what really happened, but if you turn any competent historian over and look at his damp underside, you’ll find a story teller, and you can believe me when I tell you that no story-teller’s ever going to tell a story without a few embellishments. Add to that the fact that we’ve all got assorted political and theological preconceptions that are going to color what we write, and you’ll begin to realize that no history of any event is entirely reliable – not even this one." - Belgarath the Sorcerer by David Eddings, p693.
For example, two historians from two different countries that were involed in some event once upon a time might have wrote a book about that event, yet the story those history books tell may very well be different. I find that idea just completely fascinating! Who's history is true? Which history is fact? Which can we trust? It's so thought provoking! And this is coming from a high fantasy prequel "autobiography".
Please feel free to leave your links to your own Blogspiration posts! I'd love to read them!