The Danger in Not Asking Questions

Posted by & filed under Curiosity, Diogenes, Investigations, Philosophy, Socrates.

One day an acquaintance ran up to him excitedly and said, “Socrates, do you know what I just heard about Diogenes?” “Wait a moment,” Socrates replied, “Before you tell me I’d like you to pass a little test. It’s called the Triple Filter Test.“ “Triple filter?” asked the acquaintance. “That’s right,” Socrates continued. “Before you… Read more »

Everything must change

Posted by & filed under Culture, Lampedusa, Sicily, The Leopard.

During this time of enforced isolation, these quotes from one of my favourite books caught my attention. They are from The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa: a wonderfully evocative portrait of a Sicilian aristocrat, Don Fabrizio Salina, at the time of Italian unification. His nephew supports unification because “Everything must change so that everything can… Read more »