Simplicity and depth: modern proble

01 Nov

I learned in childhood with the simplicity of my father that there may be wisdom and deep thought where there is no erudite culture, reason is very simple, some people have been immune to the contamination of rationalist, enlightenment and idealistic arguments.
This is because much of the common sense has in mind these reasonings, for example, the mechanistic view of cause and effect relationship, no longer true with quantum physics, the arguments used much as contemporary self-help is contested by the poet Fernando Pessoa: “wanting is not power”, for the simple fact that there is the Other, but in the poet’s argument:
“Whoever could, wanted before he could [only] after being able “, but concludes:” whoever will never be able to, want, “might add to the meekness of the previous post.
As for depth, it is not a thinker or a philosopher who reads thinkers or philosophy, but who has learned through listening and reading training, also to meditate, to think of contemplation, almost impossible in noisy and anxious times.
You can think when you have time for this, when you can feel the Aroma of Time, says in the book by this name Byung-Chul Han: “the aroma is not of a timeless eternity”, but of a strategy of duration, we would say of time dilation by the contemplation and acquiescence of Being, so necessary to modern life.
This may seem to be too costly, to use the time not to “spend” it not to “use” it, but rather to use time in a non-consumeristic or utilitarian way, such as the time of Being.
And simple people, because they have learned in their simplicity to appreciate a landscape, a flower or even a good song or a beautiful picture, are actually educated to be.
I remember my father in his childhood saying, “It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness,” then it seemed provincial and too simplistic, but it was pure wisdom: the glade.
In biblical terms, it is my hermeneutic interpretation of the “poor in spirit,” in a sense that lets facts pass clearly and meaninglessly and plunges into the essentials. Said the multifaceted artist Leonardo da Vinci: “Simplicity is the ultimate degree of sophistic


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