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My wing is ready for flight,
I would like to turn back.
If I stayed everliving time,
I’d still have little luck.
—Gerhard Scholem, “Greetings from the Angelus”
Some time ago, a colleague of mine was leading discussion in class, and he offhandedly remarked that, of course, we all knew that Aristotle had spoken of the same issue we were discussing in his 799 more words
It seems that I am not alone in my rejection of the “intellectual-idiot” status quo. The “intellectual-idiots” have brought humanity and the planet to the very brink of annihilation, and yet, these self-proclaimed geniuses are never, not even for a moment, willing to reconsider what they pander as being the absolute truth; or, in reality, religious doctrine/dogma in the guise of ‘enlightened reason and knowledge’. 516 more words
In the last five years, I’ve begun two endeavors at which I am decidedly average.
Let me explain.
After the Olympics this summer, I thought a lot about what it means to be “one of the best in the world,” a “superhuman,” and what it means to be an ordinary, everyday person. 1,222 more words