If you follow the Shakespeare keyword on Twitter long enough, you’ll see the same lines thrown around repeatedly. The most popularly “retweeted” quote, by far, is this one:
There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.
It’s the sort of line that you can just picture people seeing come across their chat window, saying “Whoa man, that’s deep”, and feeling the urge to forward it. I suppose if this were a generation removed it might have looked a little something like this in your email inbox:
Fwd: Fwd: Fwd: Fwd: OMG SO TRUE! (Fwd: Fwd: MUST READ (Fwd: Fwd: The Power Of Thinking…
But really, isn’t it a bit simplistic? It’s a little like the “there’s no universal right and wrong, that’s why people need God as a moral center” argument. Are good and bad always subjective? Is it possible to find something that you think is bad, that people will universally agree with? (That is, of course, other than the argumentative morons who take the opposite side just because that’s their purpose in life…)