Friday, February 5, 2010

I Have Not Yet Arrived

It is absolutely pouring down rain today. I don't have much to do besides some research, and working on a couple of papers. That sort of homework is way too nebulous to get me motivated very quickly. So I haven't gotten much done this morning besides a couple of blog posts. To prove how wet it is outside, check out these pictures:

My back yard.

Standing in that puddle in my back yard

cane creek
What is normally a small creek has turned into a raging river. It is seriously up about 3-4 feet or more

So needless to say, I don't want to be out on the trails. They'd get destroyed. And it's wet and cold, so I don't even want to be on the forest roads, either.

I was chilling out inside, reading the introduction to the book of Proverbs. It was talking about the potential uses of the book, and vs 5 said "let the wise listen and add to their learning,..." (NIV). That made me think: As with most things in life, you never really arrive. It holds true with biking: there is always someone that's going to be better than you. And even if you are "the best" in the world, you probably still lose races on occasion, and you could probably progress your personal skills even further

It is the same with wisdom. It is of the utmost importance to never think that you have all the wisdom or knowledge that can be obtained.  Many of the philosophers that we have been reading in my Great Questions of Philosophy class make such absolute claims, and sincerely believe that they have "arrived" at the pinnacle of wisdom. But they haven't. And typically, another philosopher came a long a hundred years later and refuted whatever the first one had to say. I know there is infinitely more to be learned, because I serve an infinite God!


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