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What is aristocratic

What is aristocratic
May 29, 2011, 12:31:02 PM
From Abir Taha’s The Epic of Arya
  • Something that cannot be bought or sold
  • Something that cannot be inherited or given, only earned
  • Not related to titles, but to abilities
  • Determined by how much someone gives, not owns
  • Involves merit, talent, honor, duty, and honesty
  • The real aristocrat is: “a complete human being, a synthetic man, an accomplished person. He combines a healthy body with a brilliant mind and a noble soul, a radiant spirit and beauty within and without. But the soul is primary, and a pure soul is more beautiful than the most perfect body” (p. 216)
  • “All greatness is humble and magnanimous, all baseness is wicked and conceited” (p. 229).

No wonder the mass democratic everyman murders aristocrats. The real treasures everyman cannot steal for himself, therefore no one should have them!

Re: What is aristocratic
May 29, 2011, 11:01:41 PM
Inequality by definition.

Re: What is aristocratic
May 29, 2011, 11:12:16 PM
One who is Wise, Courageous, Disciplined and Just.

Re: What is aristocratic
June 17, 2011, 03:38:57 PM
Sounds like the definition between authentic and sold-out metal.

Re: What is aristocratic
June 20, 2011, 12:15:42 AM
The ability to pick your own way, and to shape YOURSELF toward this goal. No one else is going discipline you if you choose your own ideals.

"Why so hard?" the kitchen coal once said to the diamond.
"After all, are we not close kin?"
Why so soft? O my brothers, thus I ask you:
are you not after all my brothers?
Why so soft, so pliant and yielding?
Why is there so much denial, self-denial, in your hearts?
So little destiny in your eyes?

And if you do not want to be destinies and inexorable ones,
how can you one day triumph with me?

And if your hardness does not wish to flash and cut through,
how can you one day create with me?

For all creators are hard.
Only the noblest is altogether hard.

And it must seem blessedness to you to impress your hand on
millennia as on wax.

Blessedness to write on the wall of millennia as on bronze
-harder than bronze, nobler than bronze.

This new tablet, O my brothers, I place over you: become hard!

Re: What is aristocratic
June 20, 2011, 01:01:40 AM
Sounds like clarity of intent with a noble view, meaning it includes everything in its place.