08 JAN 2011 by ideonexus

 The Samurai, or "Voluntary Nobility"

I reflected. "What else may not the samurai do?" "Acting, singing, or reciting are forbidden them, though they may lecture authoritatively or debate. But professional mimicry is not only held to be undignified in a man or woman, but to weaken and corrupt the soul; the mind becomes foolishly dependent on applause, over-skilful in producing tawdry and momentary illusions of excellence; it is our experience that actors and actresses as a class are loud, ignoble, and insincere. If they have not ...
Folksonomies: voluntary nobility
Folksonomies: voluntary nobility
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The voluntary nobility of H.G.Wells Utopia may not sing or act, as professional mimicry is undignified.