a call to think
i think that sometimes we don’t put in the work to figure out why we consider some things to be true. myself included. for instance, take words. certain words we just take to mean something, but don’t really know why they mean what they mean. the word photograph – photo coming from the word light and graph meaning writing, so it means “writing with light”. these things we don’t really think about. we just accept them as true. for us, we just stop at the dictionary definition of photograph – An image, especially a positive print, recorded by a camera and reproduced on a photosensitive surface. or, in regular terms – something that a camera takes.
what happened to the thinkers of the enlightenment? what happened to the searchers of truth in the post-enlightenment in the time of rationalism? what happened to us? i feel like we don’t think anymore. i mean, is there just nothing more out there that we need to figure out? i don’t think this is the case. maybe we’re all just relying on someone else to figure all this stuff out for us and update us when they’re done, like some kind of nerd that bullies pick on to do their homework.
this is more of a charge to think. don’t just take everything as fact. figure out why you believe it to be true or why you don’t believe it to be true. rethink everything. are you being narrowminded? or did you make a conscious decision to believe in what you do? don’t accept truth just because it’s what you’ve grown up being taught, but accept truth because it’s what you personally have thought about and found out to be truth.
Written by enoch
September 11, 2008 at 11:01 pm
Posted in social observation
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