Monday, March 09, 2009

Doubt

"When there is faith and victory in the mind, success can be gained. If the thoughts are weak, there is defeat"


I got a mail from a colleague, a little weak-minded, bearing this signature.

Doesn't this sound like the tripe they feed the mujahideens?

Note the overt masculinity of the message – weak, defeat, victory.


Thoughts are never so weak as when they lose the ability to doubt.


A single-minded pursuit might lead to targets faster and straighter – unencumbered as they are with the multiplicative ambiguities of perceptions and contexts – but it’s at the cost of deceiving our own selves.

Doubt.

6 comments:

TradeExpress said...

hah the scpetic....

which raises the question, is deceiving yourself bad?

ramya sriram said...

wow. this adds a new dimension to my thinking.

Faiz said...

brilliant ..

to me, also related to a saying i heard once and liked immensely - "the greatest mark of an educated mind is to be able to entertain any thought without getting affected"

the getting affected part is a subjective add-on to the point you are making ... i think :)

Bland Spice said...

nice quote Faiz. It really points out why our roting mechanism of primary education fails.

M Functor said...

No Doubt, Anshuman.

M Functor said...

That was a cheap play on words, but couldn't resist it.
Couldn't agree with you more there. May we live in saner times.