Tuesday, August 15, 2006

What We Know

Before anything else, we have to consider what we know. F. Scott Fitzgerald said,
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.
I submit that we all have a first-rate intelligence because we do it all the time.

It’s not that we know too little, but that we know too much, and haven’t culled any of it. For instance, we know that respect must be earned. On the other hand, we know that every human being deserves respect.

The first thing, then, is to make a choice. Out of all the things you know, which will bring happiness?

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