Wednesday, February 17, 2010

absolutely



“Dogmatism and skepticism are both, absolute philosophies; one is certain of knowing, the other certain of not knowing. What philosophy should dissipate is certainty, whether of knowledge or ignorance.”

~ Bertrand Russel ~

Today I am certain in my knowledge of my ignorance.

Guess I need a new philosophy.

5 comments:

Carrie Wilson Link said...

Me thinks you're too hard on yourself.

Kathryn Grace said...

I knew I was in store for something good when I saw your post title, "Absolutely," on my feed. Then I read the quote--and laughed. Thanks for a good chuckle.

You always entice me with these tidbits. Right away I want to know, what is she feeling ignorant about today.

The lovely thing about recognizing ignorance in ourselves is that it is a totally curable state of mind.

I wish you luck in your search. Maybe what you learn will enlighten us all and we can all move a little further along the continuum.

margie said...

over my head today wanda!

Wanda said...

Carrie...I think you are right.

Kathryn...glad you got the humor and started your day with a chuckle. I hope your being here at this time doesn't mean you are home sick...?

Margie...sorry.

Kathryn Grace said...

Alas, our household has had the creepy crud for two weeks now. Every time we think we are on the mend, it slams us again, so yes, I've had a number of down days. Thankfully, the old immune system is hard at work. Thanks for asking!