Sunday, July 05, 2009

More aphorisms

When discussing a sensitive topic, one must be capable of making a distinction between raw truth and useful truth.

A morally serious person will find more of a sense of community among the grass and the trees than among morally unserious people.

Some seeds require fire to break free of their husk to germinate. So it is with our moral and ethical sensibilities.

Is the grass green? Or is it many shades of yellow, green, brown and black? Or is the color of the grass subject to cultural perception? The truth is, each facet of the grass represents a different setting of a zoom lens on life that will be more enlightening to certain discussions and not others.