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Has it not occurred to you that, conversely, other people do not have your difficulties because they do not react as you do to what happens?
UNESCO/Idries Shah Foundation World Tales Short Story Competition 2020
Young teenagers from all over the globe are invited to write about challenges of today and tomorrow in the format of a short story, and share their perspectives.
The stupidest man I ever met had a favourite saying. It was: 'What do you think I am, stupid, or something?’
UNESCO & Idries Shah Foundation “World Tales” Short Story Competition https://goo.gl/fb/4eSFnJ
People are conditioned not only by deliberate indoctrination, but also by systems whose proponents themselves are ignorant of the need for safeguards to prevent conditioning. People are also conditioned by a constellation of experiences. In most human societies, unanimity of thought has been arrived at by an unrecognised conditioning process in which virtually all the society’s institutions may be branches of the conditioning process.
This information is neither new nor necessarily exciting. But it is essential. What is new about it is that it has been concisely and effectively revealed in studies made in the West, notably since the end of the Korean war. If you do not know or believe the fore-going, you will either have to accept it as a working hypothesis, or else leave all attempts at studying other matters aside until you have caught up with this information in the generally available sources on the subject. In such a case your basic information is incomplete, and your prospects of progress are as limited in a higher sense as if you were trying to become an academic but were not yet literate.
Learning How to Learn
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“Hay algunas cosas”, dijo Nasrudín, “que uno efectivamente sabe, en su fuero interno, que deben ser falsas.”
“¿Podría darme un ejemplo?”, preguntó uno que siempre buscaba pruebas de lo sobrenatural.
“Ciertamente. Por ejemplo, el otro día cuando estaba caminando por ahí, alcancé a oir un rumor de que yo estaba muerto.”
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