Originally posted by whodey
"The more unintelligent a man is, the less mysterious existence seems to him." -- Schopenhauer
Is that Schopenhauer's idea of life, that it's mysterious?
That is the kind of thinking that makes a closed mind. Suddenly now I'm to put my head in a box and accept the idea that if I don't think that way I'm unintelligent?
Not saying that there are no mysteries associated with life, but the idea that existence is a mystery, and if one doesn't know it he is unintelligent, is merely a means of elevating one's own ego and status among other lesser men . That idea, set in the mind, causes one to think of himself as above others by virtue of his mental acumen, and facilitates the further segregation of relationships.
I would rather think that the more intelligent is the man the less mysterious life is to him, and the less mysterious to him is his existence, the greater is his humility, and the lesser is his pride.