Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Tribute to Thought

I have't written a lot lately, but that does not mean I haven't been thinking.
Descartes said "Cogito Ergo Sum" i.e. "I think, therefore I am."
And, much later, Lacan said "I think where I am not therefore, I am where I do not think
Both sentences, though seemingly contradictory, only prove the presence of thought, the presence of the mind and in turn the presence of the self.


I've noticed, we all shy away from thinking beyond what we know.
Those who dared to do so - from Napoleon and Rousseau to Einstein, Newton, Archimedes, Plato, et al - are now known to us as revolutionaries, as great men of their times and of ours too (in that which they wrote, theorised and discovered).


So I just have a small message today:
THINK - do something most people don't do.

We dumb ourselves 
down, and sometimes even intoxicate ourselves, so that we don't think, because we're afraid of what we might discover or realise - because we all fear the unknown. Kill that fear, set your mind free. Let your most powerful organ do what it was created to do. 


A tribute to some of the greatest thinkers, inventors, scientists, artists (painters,musicians,et al), writers and philosophers - THE PEOPLE THAT DARED TO THINK AND EXPLORE.

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  2. To ask people to think is a futile exercise

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  3. For a while, saying the world was round seemed pretty futile too. :)

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