The Boy is the Most Unmanageable

And of all animals the boy is the most unmanageable, inasmuch as he has the fountain of reason in him not yet regulated; he is the most insidious, sharp-witted, and insubordinate of animals. Pluto

When the day breaks, the time has arrived for youth to go to their schoolmasters. Now neither sheep nor any other animals can live without a shepherd, nor can children be left without tutors, or slaves without masters. And of all animals the boy is the most unmanageable, inasmuch as he has the fountain of reason in him not yet regulated; he is the most insidious, sharp-witted, and insubordinate of animals. Wherefore he must be bound with many bridles; in the first place, when he gets away from mothers and nurses, he must be under the management of tutors on account of his childishness and foolishness; then, again, being a freeman, he must be controlled by teachers, no matter what they teach, and by studies; Boys are beyond the range of anybody’s sure understanding, at least when they are between the ages of 18 months and 90 years. Source

Plato was Ancient Greek Philosopher. He was the world’s most influential philosopher. Lived Between 428 BC to 348 BC. I read this quote & thought my teachers have been doing this as far as I remember. But anyhow my boyhood is still uncontrollable. At times my mind changes just in seconds in ways that even I myself can not control. Boys. We are wonderful, mysterious creatures :D. Sometimes mysterious and not so wonderful. At another point, Plato mentioned boys again.

One of the best things in the world to be is a boy; it requires no experience, but needs some practice to be a good one.

Seems true. I can conform to it. To become a good boy is the hardest thing one can ever do at times.

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Hi! I am Sajjad Arif Gul, Software Engineer by profession but apart from my work, I am also a passionate Gamer, Teacher, Swimmer, Photographer and Writer. I love travelling and doing works that bring positive values to the lives of people.

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