To understand reality is not the same as to know about outward events. It is to perceive the essential nature of things. The best-informed man is not necessarily the wisest. Indeed there is a danger that precisely in the multiplicity of his knowledge he will lose sight of what is essential. But on the other hand, knowledge of an apparently trivial detail quite often makes it possible to see into the depth of things. And so the wise man will seek to acquire the best possible knowledge about events, but always without becoming dependent upon this knowledge. To recognize the significant in the factual is wisdom. Dietrich Bonhoeffer:


Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.---RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.---ABRAHAM LINCOLN
There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state to another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.---ALEXANDRE DUMAS
“It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes... we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions - especially selfish ones" --- Alexander Solzhenitsyn quotes (Russian novelist, Nobel Prize for Literature (1970), b.1918)
“Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.” ---Kahlil Gibran

Monday, January 25, 2010


I’ve realized one thing again and that’s the desire to be right. I can see how students exert effort to get things correct as possible and they get more pleased when the activities be evaluated completed and perfect.

I think we are made to go for those that are correct, regardless of age we have this conquest to believing that we are doing the right thing. The question is how can we authenticate and confirm that we aren’t doing things the wrong way.

I’m not sure, as we get older we tend to think more and see better angles, that also mean more reasons to support what we have been doing regardless of knowing it is oftentimes  not aligned to what we call propriety.

We claim it’s the TRUTH and we conclude we should  stick to anything true but are all TRUTHs right?

It’s getting confusing we tend to bend and becoming more on defending our pride and mistakes instead of making things straight practicing humility and changing for the better and I mean the quest for goodness.

When we were young we acted as we believed those were the right things to do and as we grow older we tend to do things with various reasons sometimes  regardless of morality and search for supports to make them right. Defending we did and doing the right thing, justifying our actions.

Then which is right or wrong then?

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