you shall no longer take things at second or third hand

nor look through the eyes of the dead. you shall not look through my eyes either, nor take things from me. you shall listen to all sides, and filter them for yourself.

taken from "song of myself" by walt whitman. one of the most interesting and mind-awakening poems i've ever read. it's over 15 000 words long i think, so if you have some time to kill i recommend you get to it. if you're open to it, it will change you.