I’m a man of science. I always have been, and I think I always will be.
Sure, some could say that I have turned my application of science and logic into an art, but that is really just blurring an already blurred line. The irony of the fact that I work in the Arts is not lost on me.
For a long time I thought that, except in the case of severe dogma, a well-formed, logical argument could be easily understood by anyone else.
And then I fell in love. I got married, and I started a family.
All of these things usually have logical paths that you can take, and they all have enough leeway to allow you to get really creative and innovative.
However, as the sand passes through the hourglass, I am realising more and more often that against all common logic, two rights make a wrong.
To take an extreme example, consider War. Here you have two rival groups of politicians, each whole-heartedly believing that their position is the “correct” one. And they are willing to throw thousands of lives on the pyre to prove it.
But you don’t have to go to those extremes to see this pattern. None of us can ever really know what is in another person’s heart. Whether accidentally or deliberately, we all shield ourselves from outsiders, even those we call lovers. When everything is fine this doesn’t impede upon our daily relationships, but in times of turmoil the results can be disastrous.
So I guess my lessons tonight are numbered two.
1) Make sure you clearly, yet carefully speak your mind. There is a good thread about that here.
2) Finale Finale Part 6 is up. Bring tissues.