Philosophy

Outside the Box…

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Most of the world’s original and productive thought

comes from people of relatively poor physique

and an impractical turn of mind.

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In many societies conditions are hard

and there is little surplus wealth.

The contemplative has to face the struggle for existence

and social predominance unprotected.

They will either die young or be too busy staying alive

to devote their attention to anything else.

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But what of the prevalence of the prevailing view?

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Traditional societies regard sacrality as existent

from ‘everlasting to everlasting’…

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The fundamental ideas of the prevailing view

can be formulated from very simple vocabulary

and the experiences to which these ideas refer

lie outside the realms of vocabulary.