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Observation

If you don't know how, you won't learn how, without trying and, in the trying, perhaps failing a few times too. If you don't know how, you won't learn how, in avoiding, and so, never having the chance to fail. Do you feel safer inside the walls of what you know? I bet so. Will you feel freer with new walls further from your fingertips and more difficult to perceive with your eyesight? I bet so. Still make the choice in thoughtful knowing rather than in a thoughtless avoiding.

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philoserf
Jun. 25th, 2005 10:06 pm (UTC)
If these sound like lectures sometimes, please know, they are lectures to myself that you happened to overhear.
kengr
Jun. 25th, 2005 10:22 pm (UTC)
The problem, sometimes, is that we are expected to already know how. And that the penalties for failure are awfully steep. So, it's not that we don't want to as much as that the good that *might* coming from knowing how is outweighed by the pain of failures.

Social stuff is a priome example of this for some folks.
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