My daily aphorisms. Reflections on life, death, beauty, change, love, happiness, etc., written in a poetic and whimsical style.
And most importantly, one then has to forget all he learned and laugh at it as a fading memory :D
I agree and would add that the more one has read and thought, the more one knows how much there is to learn!
We are all on a journey of learning.
I like as it is interpreted by A. Segal.Thurst of knowlege increases with each drop of knwoledge.NP, your blog is becoming a college of aphorisms,its introducing us to new horizons of knoweldge.How nice it is to take a daily dose from you.Thanks, best wishes.
I just learnt the correct spellings of Thirst from your aphorism "Thirst is a language....".So, Thurst in my comments above should read be as thirst.
Everybody has always many things to learn until the last day of their lives.
yep...always expanding our knowledge, all day, everyday.I like this new blog.I could use this aphrorism for my facebook status....hehe
When my grandson, David, was around 5, he and his Granddaddy went out one Saturday to buy me a Mother's Day card.As they were getting in the car, my husband noted that it was chilly out. "I know why that is," David announced. "It's because the wind is blowing!""You are a pretty smart boy," Granddaddy replied."Yep. I know everything. Want me to tell you?""Sure!" Granddaddy said."Well, some people have dogs and some people don't. Some people have cats, and some people don't, and some people have kids, and some people don't!""Is that everything?" Granddaddy asked."Nope!" But the rest is kind of long. I'll tell you later!"And the list gets longer every day.
Oops! I forgot--I left you a message on my blog.
I think it was Aristotle who said, "we are more often mired in error than truth". So much of what has been learned must be unlearned. :)
Yup, it never ends until it ends. I like what Judie wrote.
Thanks, Layla! I once read something someone told their teenager who was unhappy at home, talked of running away, and thought parents were so dumb--"Then run away now, while you still know everything!"
shhhh don't tell the kids that!
Sara, too late! They already know!
The fellow who things he knows everything has read nothing.
Missy, we read about those people in the paper, and see them on the news every day!! Sad, isn't it!
Ah, NP--as a lifelong learner--this aphorism really spoke to me. But then, so many of yours do! I really love your aphorism a day--and Marty--you should really consider putting together a book of these! Not a bad idea if you ask me!Melinda
The more we know, the more we don't know. But at least we know that we don't know. Ya know?
"After one has read everything and thought everything, one still has everything to learn. "This is so true. I am experiencing this right now and it is bittersweet.Love the new blog, it feels like home!
I wouldn't attempt to comment on this statement other than to say this.I am still attempting to read and understand words that spell the thoughts of others in order that I might find a place for my thoughts within words so others might understand me.
George Bernard Shaw said that we learn nothing from history, except that we learn nothing from history. Perhaps, this applies to all knowledge. Aside from useful, practical knowledge that puts our bread on the table and keeps us from getting burned or killed... what do you need that you don't have, except awareness. All knowledge is probably pointless without awareness.
AMEN! There is always a new frog to discover! (I like frogs!)
Wow, We have inborn goodness. We just need to clear our dusts from our mind. We need not learn any things at all.
NP, thanks for the invite! You always have a good timing to make me get up despite my restless legs. I thought I have everything at my command, I realize I can't even order my legs to shape up. Hahaha! Thanks! Still doing fine, my friend!