“The cliche goes that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but even more dangerous than that is more and more knowledge without a corresponding wisdom,” she said.
Facts are facts never in themselves knowledge, arranged and collected as we often do, inarticulately. Knowledge in itself is never wisdom. Let us live wisely seems another mantra we make without the acumen to listen.
“We have turned wisdom into a slogan, into a counter-propaganda statement akin to greeting card enlightenment. How much more fucked could we be,” he asks genuinely, a man concerned for the fate of civilization, or so he likes to say in forums such as this one, sitting a table in a cafe, today, this morning, early, relatively, posturing himself before friends as someone apart from the mass of those who populate the thinking members of his contemporaneity; a man, not so unlike other men or women, who has never been at a loss for telling people close to him, you suck, without actually saying the words . . . not quite the euphemisms used, either,