Monday, January 22, 2024

Deaf, Dumb, And Blind

It's important to abolish the unconscious dogmatism that makes people think their way of looking at reality is the only sane way of viewing the world.  My goal is to try to get people into a state of generalized agnosticism, not agnosticism about God alone, but agnosticism about everything.  If one can only see things according to one's own belief system, one is destined to become virtually deaf, dumb, and blind.  It's only possible to see people when one is able to see the world as others see it.

-- Robert Anton Wilson (1932 - 2007), American novelist, essayist, absurdist philosopher, and futurist, "Robert Anton Wilson: Searching For Cosmic Intelligence" - interview with Jeffrey Elliot (1980)

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