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Author: MDGluon Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 491  
Subject: Re: Reason and emotion Date: 4/28/2005 7:03 PM
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What blows me away is my almost total change of opinion on just about every subject since I've tried to learn 'everything'

The danger of education.
The danger of contemplation (with information).
The danger of listening to understand versus listening to defend/attack?

Maybe you "could" give someone a list of books and movies and CDs and see an absolute change.

Often yes, sometimes partial.

Maybe it isn't about the books and movies and CDs, maybe its about the person and their willingness to "experience" them.

Perhaps it is also about repetition of "facts" (which need not be true, perhaps they should be called input) over and over again combined with outside opinion and/or critical analysis of those "facts". It is also about how much you trust the sources of the information.

My view of human thought also includes the whole organism.

Perhaps better stated as the whole experience?

We can sometimes empathize just through education; often we cannot truly understand without experience. Till we lose a loved one, death seems remote; till we must make the same hard choice, the judgement of others actions seem easy; till we must raise our own, the way seems simple.

md (jus wandering though, jus addin me nickle)






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