Monday, January 16, 2017

The transformation of youthful noble anger

Harriet Jacobs

Rudolf Steiner, December 22, 1909:

"...This noble anger in early youth permeates the soul and, as life goes on, becomes transformed. In  the second half it reappears in a different form as the quality of lovingkindness and goodness. We shall not often find loving, bounteous goodness in the latter part of someone's life--other things being equal, and if nothing has occurred to distort the sequence--without finding that it was expressed in one's early years by a noble anger aroused at the stupidity of the ugly things of life. In ordinary life we find a karmic connection that we may visualize by saying that the hand that never clenched a fist in noble anger in the first half of life will not easily be stretched forth in blessing in the latter half."