Thursday, January 20, 2011
Knowledge and courage are incompatible if we are hyper-rational. Then we know too much and risk too little because of our reliance upon knowledge, which limits the range of our courage. This doesn't make ignorance bliss but it does make us bold if we understand the difference between the two.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
The pining to pursue our dreams is so common that it corrupts. Most are rendered with the rabid, "If I win the lottery..." How can the heart handle such folly? I understand the relief that the idea grants. But I reject the statement it makes about ourselves. Why must we win the lottery to pursue our destiny? What fears must we defeat? Or, are we waiting passively for fortune to favor without changing our behavior accordingly, forfeiting opportunities?