The Incontiguous Brick

June 2, 2007

Complicity

Filed under: Life — iknowkeith @ 7:01 am

A friend of mine recently said…

“Don’t tell me. Knowledge leads to complicity.”

Ever since, these words have haunted me. How many times have I not spoken out when I knew something was wrong? How many time have I been “complicit” in others malfeasance?

On the other hand, how often have I run my mouth and forced others to be complicit in my own misdeeds? Maybe the real lesson is in the first half… Don’t tell me.

Just something to think about and perhaps you will be as toubled by these words as I was.

1 Comment »

  1. Our complicity: do we fear the guilt of our ignorance, or the ignorance of our guilt?

    Nietzsche: “Where the tree of knowledge stands is always Paradise; thus speak the oldest and youngest of serpents.”

    Krash: The spaces between knowledge and enlightenment, between morality and ethics, between intentions and outcomes, is outlined by information but defined by wisdom.

    Baltasar Gracian: “Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.”

    Krash: It is not enough to know. It is not enough to act. It is not enough to believe. Thus the path to error is paved even among our greatest triumphs. So we learn, and forget, and learn again.

    Rabindranath Tagore: “We read the world wrong and say that it deceives us.”

    Comment by Krash — June 8, 2007 @ 4:17 pm | Reply


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