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The Wisdom of Insecurity

The Two Ways Of Understanding An Experience

  1. Compare it with the memories of other experiences, to name and define it. This is to interpret it in accordance with the the past.
  2. Be aware of it as it is, forget past and future, let the present be all, and thus do not even stop to think, "I am happy.”

Both ways are somehow useful. But they correspond to the difference between knowing a thing by words and knowing it immediately.

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