Familiarity can provide the misguided illusion of understanding. Assume nothing.
I had just heard tales that the Valkyrie were large warriors, akin to Amazons.
When we heed God’s Word, we are rejecting how the world tries to disciple us.
Sometimes a person’s first assumption was very telling. It revealed how they perceived the situation.
Vigilance of the wisest kind is to incessantly remain open to the reality that what I ‘see’ is but a single thread and solitary shard of what ‘is’, for to assume otherwise is to surrender the wisdom of vigilance to the decay of ignorance.
Political correctness is as coersive as any right-wing dogma, but it lescapes the tyranny charge because it locates its demands precisely upon feelings
… always keep in mind that an article of faith is not something that the faithful assume. Faith, for those who have it, is the most certain form of knowledge, not a tentative opinion.
TR on using extramarital accusations against Wilson: “It won’t work. You can’t cast a man as Romeo who looks and acts like an apothecary’s clerk.
Intelligence people are no different from anybody else. They have preconceptions, and when they see them in real life, it reinforces how brilliant they think they are.
I expected, as I approached the corporate world, to enter a brisk, logical, nonsense-free zone, almost like the military – or a disciplined, up-to-date military anyway – in its focus on concrete results. How else would companies survive fierce competition? But what I encountered was a culture riven with assumptions unrelated to those that underlie the fact- and logic-based worlds of, say science and journalism – a culture addicted to untested habits, paralyzed by conformity, and shot through with magical thinking.