We probably know a lot less than we think we do. All of us. In the words of the eminent Socrates: “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”
Have you ever heard the saying, “There are seven sides to any story.” Well… I just made that up. BUT. It is true, if there are seven people standing around, looking at the same story. Seven sides to that story.
Each person has their own version, their own “take”, their own perception of every little thing on this planet. It IS because we are all unique. Completely different from any other person. And with that comes… our own distinct cognizance. Our single awareness.
Okay. So let’s say someone asks you if you have the blueprint. And you say… I don’t know what a blueprint is. They tell you it is blue and white.
That sure narrows it down. But then again, there are a LOT of things that are blue and white. A vast amount… of narrowing it down.
Another scenario. Someone asks you for two numbers that will add up to seven. You say 3 and 4. Right on. But Perry says… 5 and 2. Right on Perry. But which?
Of course you get me now.
Every little thing can be represented in a WHOLE LOT of ways.
Again. Everything can be represented in numerous, numerous ways.
So, there are times when we tread through our days, and we can’t quite see eye-to-eye with someone else. At those times, maybe we can take a deep breath and try to remember that Smurfs are blue and white too. Just like blue prints, but different.
And there it is… as easy as 3 +4. The secret of compassionate action. The Rule of Smurf.
Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching. — C. S. Lewis
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge. — Plato
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception. — Aldous Huxley