DAY 190: JULY 9 – All Mixed Up And Permanently Set

~ Rural Scene by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

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The huge trees partially cover the buildings to the left of the painting. To the right we see calm waters of a lake or a river and two people that seem to be enjoying the rural countryside. 

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Wisdom

The whole of experience is like a cryptograph, and philosophy is like the deciphering of it.

~ Arthur Schopenhauer

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Wit

Anything that comes easy comes wrong.

~ Josephine Tessier

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What Happened

1497: Vasco da Gama leaves the River Tagus on a historic journey to India.

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Writer’s Addendum

Always be wary when you form an opinion about something or someone. The opinions that we have becomes engraved into our minds after time. And if any one of these opinions are wrong, unfounded, or factually inaccurate, it takes a lot of effort to erase such opinions from your mind.

Nothing is more harmful than believing a lie atop another lie. 

Observe for yourself. Think critically about the existing opinions that you have. Look at everything from multiple perspectives. Challenge yourself to see everything in a different light. Never believe something to be true just because you want it to be true. Always believe that there exist an independent reality that is independent of our opinions. 

For if you fail to do so, your mind will be like concrete: all mixed up and permanently set.

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