Series: NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS THAT HONOR YOUR SOUL - 4

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    THINK, RATHER THAN KNOW.

    What are we doing when we do nothing more than think? Where are we when we, normally always surrounded by our fellow Man, are together with no one but ourselves? By positing the unanswerable questions of meaning, people establish themselves as question-asking beings. Behind all the cognitive questions for which people find answers, there lurk the unanswerable ones that seem entirely idle and have always been denounced as such. It is more than likely that people, if they were ever to lose their appetite for meaning we call thinking and cease to ask unanswerable questions, would lose not only the ability to produce those thought-things that we call works of art, but also the capacity to ask all the answerable questions upon which every civilization is founded. While our thirst for knowledge may be unquenchable because of the immensity of the unknown, the activity itself leaves behind a growing treasure of knowledge that is retained and kept in store by every civilization as part and parcel of its world. The loss of this accumulation and of the technical expertise required to conserve and increase it inevitably spells the end of this particular world.

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