Shakespeare a Day 5

Shylock After the Trial, describing Act II, Sc...

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“If you prick us, do we not bleed?  If you tickle us, do we not laugh?  If you poison us, do we not die?  And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?”  (The Merchant of Venice)

I love this one a lot; it is full of emotion and force.  My interpretation out of context – Many things happen to us throughout our lifetime, sometimes not so good things.  Life is short or life is long, we never know until it is taken from us and we have to move on to other pastures.  However, we can learn to pick our battles, to react to what truly matters.  Many times, we lose precious time fighting or worrying about silly things,or about aggravations that do not deserve our time and concern.  I have learned to value my time on this planet, and to pick my battles.

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