Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Friday, 25 July 2014

More on the sometimes irrational Reverence for Reason

by the often-irrational playwright and thinker, George Bernard Shaw:

'The reasonable man attempts to adapt himself to the world,
and the unreasonable man attempts to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all change is created by the unreasonable man.'


Of course, this syllogism (like any other) is true only if the first statement is true.
And of course it is not - or not entirely.
Any human activity can be seen as an attempt to change or manipulate the world.

What is certainly irrational is the ever-increasing worship of action and energy,
production and destruction, alongwith the inability and lack of desire
to be quiet and calm.

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