A list of paradoxes
Everyone has noticed at some point in their lives that the longer we live, the more we wait for life to begin.
And the more we measure time, the less we have it.
That is equal to the notion that the closer the problems are, the more complex a solution is.
Maybe this is because the deeper one is in civilization, the more difficult it is to see the obvious facts.
At least in civilization, life always seems to be elsewhere.
The ancient past is primitive and undeveloped only from the civilizations point of view.
In the Stone Age, people were, on average, wiser than in modern times because there are so many mysteries still unsolved.
Many problems arise because “truths” are written down.
Essential things in life clearly cannot be expressed in words.
The most incredible wisdom is irrational.
The more civilized one is, the more limited and one-sided his knowledge is.
The larger the crowd, the simpler the talk.
It looks the mission of religions is to make mysticism impossible to understand.
Also, religion should be man’s most private thing, but it is highly public.
In civilized cultures, paradoxically, we only hide things we say we admire.
We turn things upside down.
The morality that prevailed in biblical Paradise is immoral.
That means that without sin, there would be no culture at all. Not even a bad one.
It is also consistent with the observation that as animals clearly and unambiguously have all the hallmarks of our Gods, we only love them on our dining tables.
We love our Gods so much we kill and eat them. And we are not surprised by that.
Contrary to what civilizations usually claim, it is humanity that is the raw one, not animalism.
If we behaved like a pig, we would be better than most people are.
We are superior only in one thing: we fear more than any other creature.
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When humans emerged a long time ago, they did not achieve anything new but seemed to have lost something.
We no longer live momentarily but only in the past or the future.
We can’t understand that rationality is “childish” and that instincts and gut feelings signify real fitness.
Rationality is incapable of achieving anything that would not have been known before.
That is because reason does not find; it only hides and eliminates.
The more rational information, the less understanding there is in the world.
And in the end, all meanings tend to turn on their heads.
When one becomes interested in life, he turns to a philosophy that makes it nonsense.
Philosophy speechifies about rationality without being able to accomplish anything with it.
Intelligence and wisdom are most often mutually exclusive.
And no amount of information seems to remove ignorance.
The closer the problems are, the farther the answers are sought.
Learning from books means also inheriting the problems of the past generations.
Books can be as dangerous as guns.
Big things are rarely as important as small ones.