Thursday, January 20, 2011

How do you condense knowledge?

Stories and parables are shortcuts to remember important truths -- physical, theoretical, mathematical, and spiritual.  For example, the mote in the eye. It's easy to see other people's blindspots but not your own.  Therefore it's importance to change our perspective -- to look through someone else's eyes.


Suze said...

I am a firm believer in the utility of parables for elucidation. Sometimes metaphor relating the familiar is the only way to access the strange. Thanks for the thought.

JLF said...

I continue to find us creating ever goofier ways to condense language. emojis in 2016 Keep expanding our illusion of communication or perhaps not.