Saturday, May 16, 2009

Perceptions of Truth

"All these theories, diverse as they are, have two things in common. They explain the observed facts, and they are complete and utterly wrong." -- Terry Pratchett The Light Fantastic

Yup and so goes the great work. Many times has my unenlightened self held on to explanations of given events that clearly and unarguably explained the facts. The problem is that we get focused on the facts and those facts hide something greater. The truth is often hidden by a smaller truth.

Seeking enlightenment means releasing one's grip on certain perceptions even if those perceptions are based on unarguable truth. For only in this way can we find something deeper and more precious. Something that better explains the facts as interesting but pointless. I am sure, later in the work, these realizations get discarded too. 

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