To Be or Not To Be
A little kingdom I possess,
Where thoughts and feelings dwell;
And very hard the task I find
Of governing it well.
-- Louisa May Alcott.
...........hmmm....that more or less describes my situation !!
~A Wise Man Said~
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
~When in Lancaster~
Life as PhD Student
Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Thursday, June 12, 2003
Was following a discussion in the comments box of a fellow blogger's site, when a particular comment by TYrannosaurus Rex arrested my attention. It couldn't have reflected better my own sentiments. (Interestingly, I've noticed that when we say we admire a person's thought, we admire it not so much because it presents something new to us, but because it confirms a belief or opinion of our own!)
"if you push along with reason (or that which stands to it ) people do feel that they are being coerced into adopting a position which asks them to negate their stated positions.....which is a mistaken assumption/inference.....
its just that one is taking the dialogue deeper......but they are not willing to go that far...irony is (and often a cause for ill-feeling ) that instead of saying that they are a little insecure at keeping their "beliefs" in purgatory for the sake of examining them - they loop out by saying that each is entitled to his own .....which if you look at it deeper....is another way of saying that they are unwilling to try and understand what is different from what is familiar and comfortable to them..."