Thursday, August 19, 2010

O wad some Power the giftie gie us
To see oursels as ithers see us!
It wad frae monie a blunder free us,
An’ foolish notion...

Robert Burns, “To a Louse

Interesting, for example, that it so easy to see the errors in everyone else, yet somehow everything we happen to believe is the right belief—and everything we happen to do is the right thing to do. (Precisely Burns’s point, as you will see if you read the whole poem.)

Amazing that out of billions of people, each believing and acting his or her own individual (and different) way, there should be so many of them who happened to get it 100% right!

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