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Postby Guide » Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:45 am

Should one despise the stupid?
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Re: and so

Postby Mr Reasonable » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:21 am

No.
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Re: and so

Postby Karpel Tunnel » Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:55 pm

Guide wrote:Should one despise the stupid?

I don't think it really makes sense to mix shoulds with emotions, but it certainly seems both human and rational to despite stupid people in certain contexts.
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Re: and so

Postby Guide » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:24 pm

However, what if prejudice and personal interest were left aside, and we had only reason to work with, but we admitted that learning something new could change our view? For instance, most people regard Meno as an utter moron, but, they might not know her true works, which lay hidden under the sea, for the time being, the result of an outing to the Mediterranean where the pleasure yacht sunk.
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Re: and so

Postby Pandora » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:20 am

One should be jealous, for they hold the secret to happiness.
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Re: and so

Postby Guide » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:53 am

Lack of awareness is not worthy. Even if it had in it no pain. You sound to wish to want to be in nirvana. However, philosophy is something else.

One can enjoy suffering, anyway. So your answer is twice lazy as a shrunken pig brain.

Even though, and moreso because, the group honors your pathetic shortcomings in that they make the attempt ostensibly.

(PS the "critique", or thoughtlessness, of Ronell is bunk, since it presupposes the intelligent as measure)
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Re: and so

Postby Pandora » Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:08 am

Indeed, my answer did not give due credit to the effort you put into your question. My apologies.
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Re: and so

Postby Karpel Tunnel » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:01 pm

Guide wrote:However, what if prejudice and personal interest were left aside, and we had only reason to work with, but we admitted that learning something new could change our view? For instance, most people regard Meno as an utter moron, but, they might not know her true works, which lay hidden under the sea, for the time being, the result of an outing to the Mediterranean where the pleasure yacht sunk.
If you can leave Meno aside and reword this in a general way. I don't know what you are trying to say. I ask you to set aside Meno because I do not read her posts. I tried, I could not understand them.
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Re: and so

Postby Jakob » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:41 am

Meno is a guy, no?

His poetic drunk style seems masculine.
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Re: and so

Postby Arcturus Descending » Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:16 pm

Jakob wrote:Meno is a guy, no?

His poetic drunk style seems masculine.


Yes, he is, Jakob ~ please do not follow the pathetic Herd which maligns him.
“How can a bird that is born for joy
Sit in a cage and sing?”
― William Blake


“Little Fly
Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath:
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die”
― William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience


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Re: and so

Postby Arcturus Descending » Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:20 pm

Guide wrote:Should one despise the stupid?


You need to give a more concise picture of what You mean by *stupid*?
“How can a bird that is born for joy
Sit in a cage and sing?”
― William Blake


“Little Fly
Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath:
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die”
― William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience


“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”
― William Blake
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Re: and so

Postby Gloominary » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:25 am

Guide wrote:Should one despise the stupid?

Only if their stupidity endangers others, and/or they've deluded themselves into believing they're much smarter than they are.
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Re: and so

Postby Arcturus Descending » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:55 pm

Is stupidity, in a sense, like beauty and truth ~ in that it can be in the eyes of the beholder?
No, I am NOT putting them within the same category.
“How can a bird that is born for joy
Sit in a cage and sing?”
― William Blake


“Little Fly
Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath:
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die”
― William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience


“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”
― William Blake
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