Non-Sequitir : Human All Too Human

I write this to you, dear Elizabeth, only in order to counter the most usual proofs of believers. Every true faith is infallible. It performs what the believing person hopes to find in it, but it does not offer support for the establishing of an objective truth. Here, the ways of men divide. If you want to achieve piece of mind and happiness, have faith. If you want to be a disciple of truth, then search …

Attributed to Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, from BBC’s Series Human All Too Human.

You have not read too much by this man, but this one brief soundbyte appears to summarise all that is meaningful. You wonder if Wisdom may not have been lost in the search for Knowledge. You also muse upon the consideration that it might be easier to collect, organise and disseminate knowledge than to do so for wisdom, in this day and age – when all wisdom is questioned, putatively for the sake of opinion. You smile at the thought that it might be, in part, responsible for the dumbing down within public discourse in the information age.


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