Perception Is Not Reality

We don’t see things as they are; we see things as we are. – Anais Nin I’m sure someone has told you that perception is reality. It isn’t. This popular platitude is harmful and destructive. It is philosophically and logically false. It’s usually spoken by one person who wants another person to change something, but realizing…

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Nothing is as approved as mediocrity, the majority has established it and it fixes its fangs on whatever gets beyond it either way.

– Blaise Pascal

Ad hominem

An ad hominem attack against an individual, not against an idea, is highly flattering. It indicates that the person does not have anything intelligent to say about your message.

– Nassim Taleb

And the days…

And the days are not full enough
And the nights are not full enough
And life slips by like a field mouse
Not shaking the grass.

– Ezra Pound