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Re: Enthusiasm

Post by Eodnhoj7 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:12 am

Celebritydiscodave2 wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:07 pm
In philosophy it tends to be assumed that the only credible answers lie in a place seldom ever accessible by ordinary folk. This is its failing, for such a mentality creates a so called elite, a club, an institution if you will, where members are of single mind first and individuals only in after thought, and taking it there is still enough time. It is however an institution that in greater reality actually owns no part of philosophy at all. It is led by a succession of gods, sat in ivory towers, that have both themselves and their followers, of which I`m definitely not to be included,, believing only in them. It is the nearest process to brain washing I know.

Always arguing against an elite by default legimizes the elite as the acknowledge of an enemy forms an enemy. If the "common" folks are better or know more than the elite, does that make them the elite and the elite the common folks?

They begin with a bias, complexity, and all bias tends one further rather than closer to actual truth. If the truth were genuinely out there chances are that mortgages would not get paid. Why, because philosophy would be understood by the masses, as it indeed could just as easily be. Philosophy and its progression, not that we see any progression, is never more than a little harder than straight forward answers, and the only true genius is indeed to be discovered in the midst of simplicity. If it cannot be communicated in a single line, perhaps two, no more, then it wont be remembered, or for that matter likely much read. Other of course than by members of its own already likely brain washed institution. The whole exercise, beyond teaching, would for purposes of application have been a virtual sterile one, such, it becomes a case of money for old rope. The students would do better training in the gym. Not quite, the degree might be money in the bank once again.

The measure for enthusiasm is to be discovered in terms of the number of times any individual will, in the wake of each set back, get up and give it another try. Enthusiasm cannot be measured in present time.

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Re: Enthusiasm

Post by Celebritydiscodave2 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:12 pm

Always arguing against an elite by default legimizes the elite as the acknowledge of an enemy forms an enemy. If the "common" folks are better or know more than the elite, does that make them the elite and the elite the common folks?

Legimizes? What does your fist line mean, "legimizes the elite as the acknowledge of an enemy forms an enemy"?? You have this fixation with elite, I get that. Many elite minds, so called, exist among ordinary folk, so called. It is not in the recognition of folk/published work that their attributes of mind, and perhaps here of being elite, are formed. It is not about friends and foes in philosophy, it is about the endeavor of stepping to one side of SELF (so of ego) in order to come to the greatest possible realization of that which actually is.

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