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Are There Things About the World That No One Will Ever Be Able to Think?

Of course, but everybody tries to think about what they are.

Are there things that you should do even though there’s no reason for you to do them other than that they’re the right thing to do?

Why not?  But everybody tries to think of a reason to do them.

Are there problems for which there is no solution so we have to just let them alone?

You know there are, but everybody tries to say that letting them alone IS the solution.

Are there wonderful things waiting for you if you will just forget?

Indeed, indeed, but then why are you trying to remember them?

There are so many questions that you could answer if you just stopped asking them.

And everybody asks “What are they?”

 

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2 thoughts on “Are There Things About the World That No One Will Ever Be Able to Think?

  1. “Of course, but everybody tries to think about what they are.”

    Not per se. But by definition, we can’t know what they are, so we just keep thinking about stuff. What we cannot think about, we pass by unaware.

    “Are there things that you should do even though there’s no for you to do them other than that they’re the right thing to do? Why not? But everybody tries to think of a reason to do them.”

    F.H. Bradley agrees: “In asking, ‘Is virtue good as a means, and how so?’, we assume that virtue is not good except as a means … Then we are taking for granted that nothing is good in itself.” (“Why Should I Be Moral?”)

    “Are there problems for which there is no solution so we have to just let them alone?”

    I’d say instead that there are problems for which there are no highly desirable solutions. Of course, that’s probably saying the same thing as you did but less pessimistically.

    “Are there wonderful things waiting for you if you will just forget? Indeed, indeed, but then why are you trying to remember them?”

    I remember all of them. It’s a mixed blessing. That’s why most people forget.

    “There are so many questions that you could answer if you just stopped asking them.”

    If you haven’t asked a question, then what you give isn’t an answer.

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