An open mind, in questions that are not ultimate, is useful. But an open mind about the ultimate foundations either of Theoretical or of Practical Reason is idiocy. If a man’s mind is open on these things, let his mouth at least be shut. He can say nothing to the purpose. Outside the Tao there is no ground for criticizing either the Tao or anything else.

We try so hard to instruct our children in all the right thingsteaching good from bad, explaining choices and consequenceswhen in reality most lessons are learned through observation and experience. Perhaps we’d be better off training our youth to be highly observant.

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