Sonnet 57, Shakespeare
Being your slave, what should I do but tend
Upon the hours and times of your desire?
I have no precious time* at all to spend,
Nor services to do, till you require.
Nor dare I chide the world-without-end hour
Whilst I, my sovereign, watch the clock for you,
Nor think the bitterness of absence sour
When you have bid your servant once adieu;
Nor dare I question with my jealous thought.
"With knowledge, we grow"
We enter this world with nothing: no hate, no fear, no
prejudice, no cares or worries, and no hidden demons. Only
as we experience life do these things become part of us.
We should aspire to keep them at bay, and to be better
today than we were yesterday. The spine which should
support us all should consist of love, of self-control, of
trust, respect, and of course, honesty.
Without these things we are nothing. Through our
experience we learn to choose whether we will be good, or
bad, and those choices are reflected in how others see us.
Make those choices wisely, for if you do, you will be loved
by others, and comfortable in yourself.
Do not judge, for other may judge you the same.
Have an open mind,and a gentle demeanour, for in all things
the good in you will shine through, as long as you let it.
Do not pretend to be something you are not
If others cannot accept you for
who you really are, they may not be
worthy knowing anyway.
With knowledge , we grow, live this way and at
the right time you may leave this exsistance
at peace with yourself and the rest of the world.