Archive for July, 2014

Arthur Schopenhauer

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

“It is the mind of the first order, which will never be specialists. By their very nature is to make the whole of existence their problem, and this is a topic that will each provide some form of humanity with a new revelation. For he can only earn the name of genius who has all the essential, universal, for the theme of your achievements, not who spends his life in explaining some special relation of things one to another. “- Arthur Schopenhauer, The Art of Literature” “We are in an age that assumes the narrowing trends of specialization to be logical, natural and desirable. Therefore, society expects that those responsible for communication seriously to be brittle shortly. Advancement of Science has now discovered that all known cases of biological extinction have been caused by over-specialization, whose concentration of only selected genes sacrifices general adaptability. Thus, the specialist soon to clarify as soon as is doubtful. Meanwhile, humanity has been deprived of comprehensive understanding.

Specialization has generated feelings of isolation, futility, and confusion in people. It has also led to leave the individual’s responsibility for thinking and social action to others. Specialization breeds biases that ultimately aggregate as international and ideological discord, which, in turn, leads to war. “- Buckminster Fuller,” synergy “What to do live in an age where people are more likely to ask “What are you doing?” more appropriate instead of “How are you?”. People are expected to specialize. Of course, I’m talking in general. I’m a generalist.