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In The Forerunner, originally published in 1920, Gibran asserts that "Nobody is to be blamed for our 'being' and 'having' but ourselves." Gibran makes it clear that we are our own destiny and not the toy of a blind fate.
Finally, the titular entity of The Madman, originally published in 1918, is not literally mentally unbalanced; on the contrary, he is perfectly healthy. His madness is only in the eyes of others. Gibran asserts that we tend to be what society expects from us, even though these expectations could be detrimental for the development of our self-identity. Oftentimes, we veil our true selves with masks out of fear of being ridiculed by others.
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By Vasemaca on 08-31-11
Just so awe inspiring and a top classic.
Okay I am being biased here but I must be truthful, this is the BOOK to have 2 copies of (for yourself), audio versions and electronic version too.I treasure this book since I first came across it 26 years ago, have given 5 copies away as gifts and now will give 2 copies to my kids.I adore this book and never tire of it, i love it and now can listen to it.Buy it, read it or listen to it and it resonates with your heart.A simple language of love and insight about the virtuous of being a human.!
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