originally posted by: DBCowboy
Or maybe I'm wrong and everyone has the answers. I don't know.
Knowledge is like a dictionary; the 'answers' that you 'need to know' are on the page in front of your face.
Every question has an answer, but it is on a 'need to know' basis.
Knowledge = experience, "at the moment" of the experience"!
Regarding the Cirque du Freaque of politics;
If you are uncomfortable with anything, anything at all, simply do nothing for long enough, and whatever it was that disturbed your delicate
sensitivities, will pass.
In the meantime, while waiting;
"Be the change that you want to see!"
I am right and you are wrong or I am wrong and you are right.
Truth is ALL inclusive;
Seven blind men surround and touch/examine an elephant. The one touching his tail exclaims that it is like a hairy snake... etc... That perspective is
actually correct, but it is also quite limited. If the man wished to move the elephant to the other side of a wall, he might be led to think that he
can get it through a small hole in the wall. Obviously, he will run into trouble and, perhaps, frustration and anger...
All the time he has been arguing with the others around the elephant regarding their 'perspectives'. Ego declares 'rightness' which gives rise to
'wrongness', and everyone knows that 'I' cannot be 'wrong'.. etc...
The other fellows around the elephant are finding the same problems of 'their' perspective.
All perspectives are correct, all are limited/incomplete (some more so than others).
"There are no whole truths: all truths are half-truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays the devil." - Alfred North Whitehead
If one of the men listened to the others and accepted the testimony (tentatively, of course) of another, experience will show that there will be less
'problems' with the elephant, the larger the Perspective (inclusive of other Perspectives rather than egoically contesting them).
The 'sum' of two perspectives = one new unique 'wider/deeper' Perspective. Still limited/incomplete, but more 'useful' than either one of the
"The complete Universe (Reality/Truth/God/'Self!'/Tao/Brahman... or any feature herein...) can be completely defined/described as the synchronous
sum-total of all Perspectives!" - Book of Fudd
"The acceptance and understanding of other Perspectives furthers our acquaintance with Reality!"
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