Sunday, June 24, 2012

A Little Randomness

We had to write about our best and worst learning experiences for grad school.  One of the profs pointed out there is no such thing as best or worst, only "valuable or not valuable." 

All knowledge is connected.  All truth is God's truth.  I am learning so much that is connected to other fields.  It's exciting. 

The word "idiot" comes from a Greek word meaning  "a private person."  This is interesting.  In Greek thought, being public meant being engaged, responsible, taking one's part in the polis.  Aristotle, often misquoted on this, said "Man is an animal who lives in a polis"--not just a city, but in the Greek ideal of a city/state where free persons participated in government, etc.  I think a person who cuts himself off from others, who does not take advantage of the mirror and wisdom of others, who does not have a public life, will be an idiot.  He or she will do things that do not take others into account.  What I fear is that we are becoming more and more private (due to technology) and thus more and more idiotic.

I am reading Ann Voskamp's book, and perhaps will do a series of commentaries on it. 

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