Our Endless Capacities


My philosophical meanderings this Sunday afternoon:

The older I get the more I realize that we, as human beings, are irrational creatures with an endless capacity to a) make flawed decisions based on faulty reasoning and b) to fool ourselves about this very process on a consistent basis. Add this to the fact that the past is immutable, in the sense that events and their consequences can be dealt with – but not undone,and you are close to defining the human condition for everyone who walks or has walked this earth. Our endless capacities to commit good or right acts and to commit evil or wrong acts coexist side by side in each one of us. The upshot of all this is that nothing in our lives, nothing I say, should ever go unexamined.These examinations may very well lead to another one of our endless capacities – the capacity to change.


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