Trampled by Geese is a reminder to myself to look at the positive side of life and to endeavour to only write about things that inspire me rather than focus on what is negative in the world. Kirkegaard once wrote, “Being trampled by geese is a slow way of dying, but being eaten to death by envy and greed is even slower and more painful”.
Sunday, September 10, 2006
John Locke, and this is just Ch. 1
John Locke has a terribly narrow view of the capacities of the human mind. He chirps that we should be content with what little understanding we are capable of and not to complain that we cannot know more.
Instead of enjoying the sunshine of understanding, “the candle, that is set up in us, shines bright enough for all our purposes” (Essay. 1-1-5).
It infuriates me to hear (or in this case read) that the human intellect can only reach so far.