My 5 Minute Mind

Hey There, What’s Your Sign?

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Slight deviation from the normal format today. I’m writing a speech for my Toastmasters Club and these first few paragraphs felt like a quick enough read befitting this blog.

“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings.” These words were spoken between two friends, Cassius and Brutus. Cassius and Brutus are two characters from William Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar. For context, this conversation happened at a point in time where the citizens of Rome jubilantly celebrated Caesar’s defeat of his archrival Pompey and Brutus was plagued with internal strife centered around Caesar.

Brutus loved Caesar greatly, but the love he felt for the Roman republic was equally great. Cassius’ words were aimed directly towards Caesar’s possible ascension, through he poisoned the dart’s tip with his own clandestine intention. The remainder of their conversation Cassius reminded Brutus that like themselves, Caesar was no more than a man. There was no compelling force commanding they remain beholden unto Caesar.

Caesar’s only power over Rome came from its peoples decisions, not destiny.


Stay mindful, my friends.

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