Time Heals All Wounds.. And Then Kills the Patient
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Sun Jul 7 23:25:31 2002
Good stuff

The most wonderful thing a person can have in the world, I say again, is a glorious mix of skepticism and passion. Getting the wrong mix is a disaster. The first, in the way I love it, keeps us from only hearing what we want to hear, and keeps the good doubts there. The second allows us to act with severity when the situation calls for it. The good mix then suggests to us to get the best data we can, act, and should new data suggest to us enough that we judged badly, for us to change sides and act again. We might do this more than once, provided we are sure each time, although the fact of our swap perhaps should indicate to us, after a few times, that we should gather yet more data before acting again, out of caution of acting in wrong. Without that skepticism, one's action can be misdirected permanently. Without that passion, one never acts, and may mistake neutrality for wisdom. I hate to see neutrality in people educated about an issue. They either shouldn't care, or should know enough to judge things. Anything else is an abomination.

I thought I had something else to say, but apparently I have forgotten it. Oh well. It's probably time for me to think about taking a nice long bath, or maybe to go to sleep. My thoughts shall be about her.. :)