Having had So Much Time to Think Recently, We Should Now Be Able to Act Smarter
By Ooi Kee Beng
WISDOM COMES MOST easily to the recluse; that’s a process long been recognised and advocated throughout human history, and in most societies and civilisations. But that epiphanic effect, by its very nature, is not for sharing with the rest of society, and cannot but befall more than a few lucky people. It is a therapeutic trip, exemplified by the singular Sufi mystic, Zen hermit and Hindu eremite, or the odd Christian ascetic, Daoist eccentric and Buddhist sage. But what happens...
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