Korzybski’s fundamental idea was that the structure of the language molds human thought process, often in a detrimental manner.
From an article on Cut the Knot
I’ve been working on a website that shows random sections from Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations: aurelius.co
So far I’ve only added my favorite passages, the ones I’ve read over and over again. As of tonight, you can submit your own passages using this Google Docs form and I’ll add them to the website. I appreciate your contributions 🙂
I just discovered this quote from one of Jordan Peterson’s videos:
He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them. But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if the does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion.
John Stuart Mill, 1859
My motto has always been: “You can’t argue against something until you can argue for it.”