Secrets – we all have them.
“All things change, nothing persists. The soul passes hither and thither, occupying now this body, now that . . . As a wax is stamped with certain figures, then melted, then stamped anew with others, yet it is always the same wax. So, the Soul being always the same, yet wears at different times different forms,” said Pythagoras.
Who was this man and why is his name familiar? He was a Greek philosopher and the founder of Pythagorean theorem that we might remember learning in our high school algebra class. The Pythagorean theorem states that "in a right-angled triangle the square of the hypotenuse is equal [to the sum of] the squares of the two other sides."
Ah, but there may be some intrigue here, a long-held secret, that we didn’t learn in our classes. The theorem was known and used by the Babylonians and Indians centuries before Pythagoras, according to some historians, but he may have been the first to introduce it to the Greeks. Did he or his students reconstruct the “proof” to substantiate their claim?
“A secret is a kind of promise ... It can also be a prison." –Jennifer Lee Carrell, Interred With Their Bones
Fred Rogers repeated this often:
“Anything human is mentionable, and anything mentionable is manageable.”