16 February 2014

Inability to think about absences…

“By far the greatest impediment and aberration of the human understanding arises from [the fact that] . . . those things which strike the sense outweigh things which, although they may be more important, do not strike it directly. Hence, contemplation usually ceases with seeing, so much so that little or no attention is paid to things invisible.”
-Sir Francis Bacon

Posted February 16, 2014 by Rajib Roy in category "Musings


  1. By Somnath Daripa on

    Perfect. Therefore weigh those down and always have that random unknown play into decision making and then see the fun in prioritization. We tend to take ourselves too seriously.

  2. By Kondal Ajjarapu on

    True. As much time we devote to reacting to events, if we were to spend a 10th of that we will not be in the path of the event in the first place.

  3. By Rajib Roy on

    Reminds me of an old Sherlock Holmes story where he was the only one who realized that the dog did not bark (therefore had to be a known person). We observe and conclude from what has happened. The concept of what has not happened is far more difficult to take into account.

  4. By Rajib Roy on

    Somnath , it is very very difficult to do what you are saying – “always have that random play”. Because that needs imagination. Our imaginations are far more stifled than you would imagine 🙂

  5. By Rajib Roy on

    Debasis , you are a big guy – what odds you have fought in life, how you have succeeded – often against the odds… So what little creatures are you talking about.


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