This series of threads (hopefully there’ll be more than just this 1) is where the OP contains a Chesterton quote, and then we discuss it - what we think it means, whether we agree with it or not, implications, etc.
Here is one I’d like to discuss.
A man must be partly a one-idead man because he is a one-weaponed man – and he is flung naked into the fight. In short, he must (as the books on Success say) give ‘his best’; and what a small part of a man 'his best ’ is! His second and third best are often much better. If he is the first violin he must fiddle for life; he must not remember that he is a fine fourth bagpipe, a fair fifteenth billiard-cue, a foil, a fountain-pen, a hand at whist, a gun, and an image of God.
Okay, first thing is, it seems that he actually means the opposite of what he is saying - he would never say that a man must not remember that he is an image of God.
Do you think he is saying that, rather than just focussing on what we are good at, we should also involve ourselves in the things we aren’t good at? Or am I reading too much into this?
What does it mean to remember we are an image of God / what implications does this have in practice?
Do you think that people should mostly focus on what they are good at, or not? Why would God give us talents in some fields but not others if He meant for us to do a bit of everything?