Poetry and Truth 3: Smart People

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I wonder if this has to do with birth order or with sensibility. I think it's almost a biological thing, how people relate to the "real" world. Do they take a step by step approach gathering and decoding details from outside themselves, or do they cultivate a state of high receptivity and readiness for the moment of deep insight, the poetic.

The irony in all this is that despite a rather poetic childhood, as a young adult I became a lawyer. They might even have said: "she has a good legal mind." Law is a discipline where words and phrases become self referencing entities completely divorced from the larger context. When this type of thing is taken to extreme though, even the lawyers complain. One way they have of critiqueing reasoning which is particularly decontextualized is to call it "a legal fiction." I guess that's an example of the pot calling the kettle black.

Gisela

Gisela Ruebsaat more than 7 years ago

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