[lit-ideas] Re: Here's a new spin on preventative medicine

  • From: Robert Paul <rpaul@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 31 May 2008 18:54:09 -0700

Nope, not at all. In fact that mindedness, or mindfullness, you're speaking of is genuine philo-sophy -- the love (perhaps pursuit) of wisdom. Most of these bloody academics are merely soph-ologists -- studiers of, processors of, or Judy's commentators on, wisdom... Most profess-ors could never grasp the nub of the wisdom that they profess to teach if it ate them out or sucked them off in a dark alley...

Perhaps that's all it has ever done for them, made them feel rude, crude, and dirty enough not share it with everyone. It has allowed them the notion that they are in on some great secret; they belive that they are privy to something almost noone else has discovered. They revel in, and relish, the adoration of undergrads dressed in elbow-patched sweaters, Sally-Anne recovered tweed jackets, and Fédoras. Philosophy, rather, still comes down to the question asked by a friend's young child, who, while holding a Shiner in hand queried: "Why are fish so beautiful?"

Noted.

Robert Paul
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