Thursday, December 17, 2015

a deep reverence for the enigma of life....

Curiosity and irreverence go together.  Curiosity cannot exist without the other.  Curiosity asks, "Is this true?"  "Just because this has always been the way, is this the best or right way of life, the best or right religion, political or economic value, morality?"  To the questioner, nothing is sacred.  He detests dogma, defies any finite definition of morality, rebels against any repression of a free, open search for ideas no matter where they may lead.  He is challenging, insulting, agitating, discrediting.  He stirs unrest.  As with all life, this is a paradox, for his irreverence is rooted in a deep reverence for the enigma of life, and an incessant search for its meaning.

-Saul Alinsky, as extracted from here

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