Understanding the World
by, 07-14-2012 at 09:17 PM (146 Views)
I realize that my understanding of the world around me is exactly that; my understanding. It scarcely requires a paradigm shift to accept that the complexities involved in many areas exceed my capacity to dissect them; geopolitics, for example. Try explaining the nuances of diplomacy and the global balance of power to the average drone.
ďItís all Bushís fault!Ē (Not that Iím a big fan of his, mind you.) This is the refrain time and again.
I understand a little of it all, which is an order of magnitude above the droneís capability, but still, since I canít slice it all up into morsels he can swallow, (Iíd have to force feed him anyway.) he thinks he must be right.
There are things unknown to me, which I could understand if I applied myself to learning them. There are, however, grand concepts and hidden minutiae that are forever beyond me. At least I understand that there are things I cannot understand. Is it to much, then, to ask the same of everyone else?
Just because the explanation doesnít make sense to you does not mean that it is not right! Your intellect is not the measure of the universe, the world, or even your neighborhood.
Clint Eastwood was right: ďA manís got to know his limitations.Ē