i.know
Date: Sep 14th, 2007 5:45:29 am - Subscribe
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"If knowledge is power, then to be unknown is to be unconquerable." (Klingon philosophy, I believe.)
I am divided on the issue of silence.
There is power in silence, you see. We've known about it since before time was a matter of record. An idea is a crystalline thing, pure and perfect - but in the process of description and with the addition of outside opinions, the idea becomes muted, muddied.
Metaphysical studies lead us to a square made up of "to know, to will, to dare, to keep silent." The silence is the powerful part - and the most difficult for many.
And yet.
In silence can be ignorance - secrets can be more damaging than any tell-all expose. Many things hide in silence - shame and fear and hatred and love, all of which can be distorted without the objectivity of a support network.
Perhaps the trick, then, is exactly what Kenny Rogers said all those years ago: "you've got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away and know when to run."
Mayhap the power lies less in the silence itself and more in the knowledge of when it is best applied.
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