About Wisdom

What is wisdom? Is it not a power?

Much has been spoken of the world and from things in general, perhaps since the dawn of language.

Just in the creation of signs there is this need for a reflective capacity.

Technology has derived from this appropriation of things, art, science.

We have made language complex and we have become completely dependent to it.

The world that we know now would not be able to exist if it weren’t because of language: our very own existence would be meaningless.

In truth, what we call “meaning” is not but a byproduct of language, its very end and purpose. 

But this need for language derived from an incapacity to adapt, we were at the edge of extinction as many other species.

From our weakness we decided to take a completely different path from our predecessors: the use of technology.

“..The fire that danced at the end of that match was a gift from the Titan Prometheus.

A gift that he stole from the gods.

When Prometheus was caught and brought to justice for his theft, the gods.. Well.. One would say they overreacted a little..

Because they were afraid of what would happen if the fire were to fall on our hairy little pores.

The poor man was tied to a rock as an eagle ripped through his belly and ate his liver, over and over, day after, ad infinitum.

All because he gave us fire, our first true piece of technology..” Scott, Ridley. Prometheus. 2012.

How do I know this? How do I get to know “the truth”? How can I say that what is being told to me is not just shere fantasy? How do I distinguish certainty from falsehood?

Isn’t that a problem by itself?

I do my best to inquire enough.

I search for discernible cause and effect, plausible, possible. As if it were a science. As if it were a technique.

And if I don’t see it I formulate beliefs, I’m not dogmatic, in the end all belief should serve as a guide towards truth.

To know: what is “truth” if not a collateral result of language, alongside with “meaning”, “end” and “purpose”?

What do we want? What do we look for? What do we yearn for?

“A thousand goals there have been until now, for there have been a thousand peoples, (a thousand ways to value, a thousand ways to give meaning to reality). Only the fetters for the thousand necks are still missing, the one goal is missing.

Humanity still has no goal.

But tell me, my brothers: if humanity still lacks a goal, does it not also still lack – humanity itself?”

-Nietzsche, Friedrich. Thus Spake Zarathustra.

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