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11 December 2008 @ 05:38 am
Tao of the Day  
The mark of a moderate man is freedom from his own ideas.
- Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching #59, trans. Mitchell)
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Kburgunder on December 11th, 2008 01:42 pm (UTC)
I actually picked this one initially because I feel like it's one I still have to work on.

But as I was typing it, I realized something interesting.

Jake and I are always bouncing around theories and ideas, and we state them as if real, and it drives some of our friends crazy, but it is because we have no attachment to them.

Almost everything I believe is just perspective, and I know how many times my perspective has shifted.

And I have less and less investment in believing in facts as permanent things. Today it is a fact that a man can't conceive and give birth to a baby. But tomorrow? It seems too now-context-relevant to be an enduring fact unto the end of the human race. It might, but who am I to say.

Maybe I'm more moderate than I've been giving myself credit for?

Huh.