10 March 2012

Miscellaneous Musing #43: Forbearing or Daring (That Is the Question)

I have found the answer to the question posed by Shakespeare's Hamlet in Act III, Scene I, Verses 56-59:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing, end them.
That is, whether to be a martyr or a hero.  Actually, I haven't discovered which is nobler in the human mind as opposed to that of God, but the Christian answer to Hamlet's query is: One ought to be daring when it comes to saving others from the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, but forbearing when suffering them oneself.