An idea is not a complete or whole thing. It is a small snapshot, a tiny window, a snippet of a complex whole thing.
I believe this to be true.
This is why I believe that any idea or theory or dogma or thesis, or any other worded, thought based structure, is unequal, in and of itself, to the task of successfully guiding human behaviour.
This is why I believe that isms are small sparks in the much larger fire and passion of life.
This is why I believe that our current “philosophically” [e.g. democracy, communism, fascism] structured social systems will not sustain a healthy existence for each of its members. Because ideas are partial, social systems that adhere to ideology of any kind are partial, and therefore can only provide humane conditions for a part of the whole.
So, are we doomed?
I think not, but I also feel not. I do not know if human social structures will ever rid themselves of the disease of their own intellectual hubris, which lends itself so well to greed, but I do believe and feel it could happen. And I do not think that any idea or theory or dogma or thesis will lead humans forward to reach our social potential.
Date: 8:08 AM EDT Tuesday 15 July 2014
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“Always be ready to speak your mind and a base man will avoid you.”
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