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Secret of humor from depth of the evolution
Evolution classification of mental bugs

 


Returning to Intermediate summing up training

… having been prepared for Free School for Panoramic Thinking and Minds Need to Change group.

My answering my own questions:

Q1. There is a Russian saying:
“It’s better to lose with a clever than to find with a fool.” What do you think then about such its modifying:
“It’s easier to agree with a clever who is wrong than with a fool who is right”?
Yes, I share both, but there used to be situations when I couldn’t determine was an individual wiser or sillier than I am.

Q2. François LaRochefoucauld thought: “Who to be too careful in the little is getting usually unable for the great.” Any comment?
However, it is not too good strategy to reach a great achievement being not careful in little affairs.

Q3. “A mind to be keen but not wide leaps out ahead time and again, but can’t move on.” It was Rabindranath Tagore who said so. Do you share it?
Nevertheless, witty people, with their keen thoughts, have ability to widen their minds more then those without sense of humor.

Q4. “Alien stupidity and own achievements appear always more”. It was A. Mamtshits, a Russian humorist, who it marked. Do you agree?
The reverse is correct as well: “Your own stupidity and others’ achievements appear always less”.

Q5. “Just only as a fool appreciates us, he doesn’t appear such foolish”. It was marked by François LaRochefoucauld. And did you mark it you also?
Well, I didn’t remark earlier. Whoever praised me always was clever. … Though, may be that one appeared clever only?

Q6: “Thinking, it is the very hard of the works. That is why maybe so few people are occupied by it.” Do you share this Henry Ford’s observation?
It is more than any truth, it is an undoubted truth to be resolutely proved by community of both groups, School for Panoramic Thinking and Minds Need to Change, 86 thinkers in sum. Questions were mines, so 85.
Let’s remember: the training-interrogation was proposed “for us to know more about how much we mastered with panoramic thinking or on the contrary “mastered” with its shortage”. And only one of 85, Prof. Tomasz, counted that to associate something with dictums and judgments of great people wasn’t a hard task. 1 of 85 is a few really, 1.28% approximately.


Q7. “Have a braveness to use your own mind”, appealed Immanuel Kant. But many earlier as well Horatio:
“Sapere aude!” (i.e. “Resolve to be wise!”). Do you follow these appeals?
After the said above what I can say, “see above” only.

Q8.” All complain about their memory, but nobody complain their mind”, it is of the same F. LaRochefoucauld’s dictum. Did you ever do as well?
But maybe complains of the second kind will be after that as-if statistical result 1.28%?

Q9. “To see is easily, it is to foresee that is hard”, said Benjamin Franklin. Had you any day hardness with foresee the nearest events?
Yes, it was a day when I proposed these my questions counting to have a half minimum to be answered…

Q10. “Intuition is reason in hurry.” Is this Holbrook Jackson’s thought interesting for you?
O-la-la, Holbrook Jackson, you didn’t take into account how our reason in hurry could be illogic and omitting the very essential!

Q11. “Your argument against reasoning is so persuasive that one is almost tempted to get down on all fours”, wrote Voltaire to Rousseau. Had you a smile reading it?
It’d be interesting to have known Rousseau’s argument to test myself whether I’ll be feeling an urge to get a 4-foot being.

Q12. The same question, as for Ambrose Bierce saying: “I think I think; therefore I think I am.”
I have to change slightly such the dictum:
“It appears me I thing; so I want to have a sureness I do think”.


Q13. “Wise men think their thoughts; fools proclaim them.” Maybe, Heinrich Heine was here too strict?
Alas, Herr Heine, you have tripped me up I mean here my future educational project, very ambitious, to be promoted…

Q14. “A spacious mind is characterized by numbers of ideas and combination of them” was said by Helvetius. What is your opinion, may “spacious’ be considered as a synonym of “panoramic” here?
I posted Q14 just believing the mind to be able to hold “numbers of ideas and combination of them” is characteristic of the panoramic mind. However the last is for that wider than the first.

Now, here is a common question concerning dictums and aphorisms below of more general character.

QI. “The man is created for to think”.
- Blaise Pascal.
Knowing about the evolution theory we should say otherwise:
“For the man to have been created, the pre-men have to have learn to think”.


QII. “A thinker is only going ahead if he doesn’t hurry with conclusions, even if those appear him obvious.”
Albert Camus.
Wise man was Mr. Camus, he suspected hasty conclusions to be begot human mental imperfectness.

QIV. Are you agreed with Helvetius:
“On the Earth, there is nothing more deserving respect than the reason”?
Nothing but possibly the life.

QV. Russian literate Vissarion Belinsky said: “The reason is a spiritual arm of the human.” If you are agreed, say out your understanding.
Spiritual, yes, but not only; analytical, technical, methodological and strategic, too.

QVI. “One truth enlightens another” (Giordano Bruno).
Give us your explanation, please.
It is about possibility of clever people to hit upon conclusions from the information got.

QVII. “It is an honest human whom is befitted to be an atheist.” Is it good thought up by an atheist Denis Diderot?
Even Blaise Pascal having written theistic works thought the same: “It needs to think good as it is the main principle of the morality”.

QVIII. “The reasonable and moral are always concur”, was sure Leo Tolstoy (for any time). And you, now?
I’d make more correct: “should be always concur”.

QIX. “The reason is incomparably highest ability but it is gained not otherwise as having won passions.” What said Nickolay Gogol about here?
In our terms, it is about those passions and psychological tensions in general, to be always a cause for to narrow our field of the consciousness and make us be narrow-minded.

QX. “The artist Pablo Picasso remarked once: “Amongst people, there are as well more copies than originals.” Has this thought hit you? Any your comment?
This is about our mental dependence on distributed opinions, ideas and terms, what all together make us think producing “carbon copy” thoughts.

QXI. “The stupidity should not to rule the world.” What a rule, on your opinion, meant Jul Reynard here?
I guess Mr. Reynard consider to have stupid people in the world not too much, otherwise they one way or another will come at the governmental control levels.

QXII. “Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world, unreasonable ones adapt the world to themselves. That is why all the progress depends on only on the unreasonable.”
Any joke, and this George Bernard Shaw’s, contains a deal of the true. Which deal, how do you consider?

On common opinion, “reasonable” are these who “think as all”. So, jocular part here I believe big, near 95%.

QXIII. “Conviction is the conscience of the reason”, said Nicolas Chamfore. Might you support this thought?
I’m not sure. It depends what convictions have got in result.

QXIV. “The Nature has arranged so that to indulge in illusions is characteristic of not only madmen but wise men as well, otherwise the last would be too suffering from own wisdom” – it is as well his thought. And what is your attitude to illusions?
All my life, I am getting them over. It is not very successful work...

QXV. “My brain? It is my second favorite organ.” Who is an author of this joke?
Of course, Woody Allen. Will you comment might compete with him in witness?
My widened comment to this is “Two creativity, sexual and intellectual, but such different” (http://intentact.webs.com/2creats.htm).

QXVI. “Most people would die sooner than think; in fact, they do”.
It was Bertrand Russell who said out so resolutely. Comment it, please.
It’s good that such alternative “or that, or this” is not stood.

QXVII. “Man is the only animal that blushes – or ought to.” It is bright thought belonging to Mark Twain. Can you say something about blushing and shame in link with our mentality?
To blush? That is not for our times! Now, almost seriously, it is said so: “A decent man is that who feels himself not good having accomplished a meanness”.

QXVIII. “Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.”
That is the famous Idol of Human Race described by Francis Bacon. Did you remark that you sometimes worship to it?
As for me, though knowing about the Idol, I worship it sometimes “from backside”, i.e. I prefer to be unbelieving that any undesirable is the truth.

Well, I suppose you vainly miss possibility to check yourself. My 2-hour replying was an interesting occupation.

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