zondag 22 maart 2015

"There are three types of people in the world"

In Clint Eastwood's American Sniper there is a scene involving Chris Kyle as a young boy. During diner his father suddenly tells him and his little brother the following allegory: “There are three types of people in this world: sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs. Some people prefer to believe that evil doesn’t exist in the world, and if it ever darkened their doorstep, they wouldn’t know how to protect themselves. Those are the sheep. Then you’ve got predators, who use violence to prey on the weak. They’re the wolves. And then there are those blessed with the gift of aggression, an overpowering need to protect the flock. These men are the rare breed who live to confront the wolf. They are the sheepdog.”

1 opmerking:

nand braam zei

Zo was er eens een serie op de Nederlandse TV: “Dagboek van een herdershond”.

http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dagboek_van_een_herdershond

De pastoor in de serie was niet zo tevreden over zijn, sociaal bewogen, kapelaan. De kapelaan aanvaardde de gevestigde maatschappelijke patronen niet. Vermanend sprak de pastoor af en toe zijn kapelaan toe met de veelzeggende woorden: “Ik ben de herder, gij zijt de hond.”