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Blissful Ignorance

Blissfully ignorant or blissfully bookish? As one of history's great moralists claims, wisdom is bliss. Replacing wisdom with ignorance and we come dangerously close to irresponsibility or an inability to respond as an autonomous vessel of epiphenomenal biology.

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Blissful Ignorance

The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.

- Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592)

Pandora's Veil of Ignorance and a planksip Möbius Maker

Pandora's Veil of Ignorance and a planksip Möbius Maker

Blissful Ignorance

Inspired by Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592)'s quote, "The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness". The titled responsion is

Blissfully ignorant or blissfully bookish? As one of history's great moralists claims, wisdom is bliss. Replacing wisdom with ignorance and we come dangerously close to irresponsibility or an inability to respond as an autonomous vessel of epiphenomenal biology. Using your illusion of allusions past and anticipating futurity, the narratives we inact self govern restrictions on individual freedoms. How do you see wisdom?  

Pandora's Paradox

In the key of see, we can no longer unsee the light of truth in a shade of Absolute. This is not a dogma of sorts, for that is a perversion in all formes and manifestations, but a harmony of perfection in a frequency all of humanity understands.

Immunity for Arrogance

"A bad liar is a bad lawyer indeed", or so the saying goes. This move towards probabilistic outcomes is systematic of the pendulum going too far. There is still room for ethics grounded in virtue. The law of the land should reflect this. Veil or no veil ignorance of the law is teachable; a pedagogy worth correcting. Look towards the ancient Greeks.

The World is No Longer Flat

Geometric analogies aside, the wisdom of assigning rigidity to models of human governance and conduct is problematic. The "anti-fragility" of non-Gaussian models of probabilities should be counterfactual to the protective projects under the bell curve.

Ignorance is Blissful

John Stuart Mill describes a spectrum of higher and lower pleasures. Scaffolding this dichotomy between individuals is a hierarchy of the highest order, transcendent if you Will of one rational mind over another. For me, education is the only way to bridge this gap.


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