Thursday, March 19, 2009

A Pesky Little Force Called ‘Logic’

Ignorance is a continuum that we can only view clearly in one direction. When encountering a person who knows less than us, we can see with precision the gap between our knowledge and theirs. When encountering those more learned, we can really only conceptualize, in cloudy terms, the magnitude of the unknown information. In this respect, the old adage about ignorance being bliss applies to all of us in some degree. It is relative.

I believe there is another group of people that is more discretely defined than “the ignorant” and that may actually enjoy the most blissful existence of all. I refer to those whose behavior is un-tethered to the world of reason and feel not the constraint of that pesky little force the rest of us know as logic. These lucky souls are free indeed.

They can (and do) emerge victoriously from every argument for it is impossible for the logical person, tactically constrained by valid reasoning, to overcome the handicap of sensible thought in an effort to thwart the unrestricted debate-weaponry of the illogical. Since this disadvantage has been a source of much suffering for this rational writer, I can imagine it to be an equal font of bliss for those on the other side of the fence.

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous3/19/2009

    You're not talking about women's logic, are you? Nah...I didn't think so.

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  2. Sounds like you & Drew have been discussing "conversations with Mom"

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