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On the boldest thinkers by Arkana

  



AuthorArkana 
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SourceIntroduction to the Arkana Penguin Book Series 
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Necessarily, the boldest thinkers - the ones most likely to transform people's views of themselves and the world - work on the fringes of society. As George Bernard Shaw said 'The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.' Often, what one generation or age tries to dismiss contemptuously as 'fringe' studies turns out later to be the cutting edge of new and important work.

The human race as a whole is adventurous, and it is precisely the fringe thinkers who are stretching the horizons. It is easy to keep your world small and familiar, but far more challenging - and far more human - to try to expand into a bigger world. What is exciting is that there are people around who are prepared to speculate and 'boldly go where no man has gone before'. This is what the New Age should be about; not introversion but expansion. Whether such expansion occurs through the rediscovery of traditional wisdom or through novel ideas, it is crucial: it may even be crucial for our species as a whole.

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 Necessarily, the boldest thinkers - the ones most likely to transform people's views of themselves and the world - work on the fringes of society. As George Bernard Shaw said 'The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.' Often, what one generation or age tries to dismiss contemptuously as 'fringe' studies turns out later to be the cutting edge of new and important work.

The human race as a whole is adventurous, and it is precisely the fringe thinkers who are stretching the horizons. It is easy to keep your world small and familiar, but far more challenging - and far more human - to try to expand into a bigger world. What is exciting is that there are people around who are prepared to speculate and 'boldly go where no man has gone before'. This is what the New Age should be about; not introversion but expansion. Whether such expansion occurs through the rediscovery of traditional wisdom or through novel ideas, it is crucial: it may even be crucial for our species as a whole.

Arkana 
Introduction to the Arkana Penguin Book Series 



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