As I was attempting to categorise some of my previous tweets to share with a team to whom I was delivering a management workshop, one category, one of the many loose ones, that surfaced was philosophical. And, I couldn't resist sharing this story.Last Halloween, a young trick or treater in a Queen Elsa costume (perhaps, though, she should have been dressed as Plato) commented on my half-lit, badly decomposing jack-o-lantern. "Mr. Parry," she said excitedly, "I really, really like your pumpkin. It's philosophical." I had to hold back my laughter, but her description did actually give me pause for thought. Why exactly did she think this? Before I could compose myself and ask, Elsa the Philosopher was thanking me for the sweet and running off to the next house.
So, here are some philosophical treats of tweets:
(1) Even a fool knows more about his own house than the wise man who has never visited.
(2) Try to argue as if you think you are right, not know you are right.
(3) When a wise man points to the stars, only a fool would look at his fingers. -Anonymous
(4) Do not desire the wish to believe, rather foster the will to find out. -Anonymous
(5) “It is not that there are no certainties, it is that it is an absolute certainty that there are no certainties.” - Christopher Hitchens
(6) Education is as much about revealing your level of ignorance as the acquisition of knowledge.
(7) Progress is better than perfection.
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