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LanternWaste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 03:42 PM
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20. I've often found that when presented with only two options
Edited on Mon Nov-28-11 03:43 PM by LanternWaste
It's often found that when presented with only two options, it's our own lack of wisdom denying us the additional choices.

That one may not know the precise and relevant formula to prevent starvation and slaughter, wisdom with depth allows us the knowledge that other answers are available-- but I imagine it's up to us to look for them.

On the other hand, wisdom without depth (cleverness) allows us only option a or option b-- that the lack of perceiving options c+ is more indicative of our own laziness of critical thought processes (dogma) and much less indicative of the problem itself. (Paraphrase from 'Twilight of the Idols' by Nietzsche )

"It's no great sin to live in ignorance... the sin lies in accepting it"
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