Wednesday, February 07, 2018

In two minds

I pointed out to a dear friend that she was contradicting herself (about something important to us both), and she said “don’t look to me for consistency.” I found that very funny.

 Even more funny; even after a lot of learning about how all of us are really in two minds about everything, I *still* find myself puzzled whenever somebody is inconsistent.


David Evans said...

Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)

-Walt Whitman, Song Of Myself

But don't call your friend large, she might not like it.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Good one David.

And she is doing martial arts, so caution may be adviced.

Joe Dick said...

Striving for consistency leads to madness. Embrace the inconsistency, brah.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

That’s probably wise.

Good to hear from you again.

Ol'Ben said...

Being of two minds is what is fueling the Confrontation Culture. Consider what might be possible if we trained ourselves to think like a starfish, with four or more "on the other hands" to work with, and in the patience to let a question
"season" rather than dispensing [cue reverb] "The Right Answer" in the twinkling of a tweet.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Definite food for thought, Ben!