Ideology run amok

A mind run amok is dangerous.  If life is reduced to reason, life is impoverished.  There is more to life than ideas.  There is more to ideas than ideas.  Ideas without that “more” are very limiting.  I guess I’m talking about ideologues here.  And they are scary as hell.  These people…in many cultures… will kill if you don’t believe their ideas.

Goethe had this in mind when he noted, “They call it reason, using light celestial, just to outdo the beasts in being beastial.”  And, Rabindranath Tagore wrote, “A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it. “


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