Toughts & John Donne: No Man Is an Island

No man is an island, entire of itself
every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main
if a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were,
as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were
any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind
and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls
it tolls for thee.

– John Donne-

This poem or aforism has always touched my heart. It is strange, because the modern society seems to promote the idea, that we are truly islands, entities in our self, dependless of others.

It brings my mind the song of Simon & G that is about the person, who thinks he is a rock or an island. It is sad song about walls between him and humans. They say that pessimists are disappointed romantics. It seems that we live in a society of disappointed romantics. May be our state of marriage is a reflection of that.


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