Archive for May, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

How long can the mind hold onto a paradox: two equal and opposing ideas in perfect equilibrium? It is the heart that gives out, not the mind. The heart cannot take the intellectual stress and so one finds one has to make a choice, even knowing that all choices are equal and the act of choosing is artificial. Indeed, this knowledge reinforces, rather than mitigates, the emotional hold of the choice. Thus, one is loyal not so much to the idea, since all ideas are equal, but rather, to the idea of the idea, since the idea of the idea encompasses the choice, and its articulation, which together determine personal ownership. And paradox, the key to wisdom, is rejected.

Ownership and its concomitant protectiveness give rise to aggression.