My daily aphorisms. Reflections on life, death, beauty, change, love, happiness, etc., written in a poetic and whimsical style.
Love this one, Marty! Mao (I know he was notorious monster but he also said something witty) once said: if you want to know the flavor of a pear you must taste it by yourself.
Great aphorism. Knowledge impacts experience, but can't substitute for it. The best way to learn is to experience things for oneself.
Agreed, in fact I think you've basically summed up the entirety of science in one simple phrase. Also this metaphor runs deep - pun intended - while there is such a thing as reality, it is sometimes watery and can be affected by the motion of the oars that test it.
this is precisely the message I needed to read. Thank you Marty!
'Strings, my lord, are false.'Act IV, Scene III, Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare
Knowledge has little merit without the wisdom of experience, testing the “oars in the waters of reality.” Good aphorism, Marty!