Interpretation #1

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All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.

~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Interpretations are subject to understanding. Understanding is a temporary state of mind based on audio/visual facts we collect after credentials. With time, our understanding keeps on evolving. It’s the interpretation which governs the whole lot. Everybody has their own interpretations. The best example is the story of blind men and elephant. The story is about a group of blind men who touch an elephant to learn what it is like. Every man in the group explores a part and interprets in his own way. It’s a parable to realize within the set, a range of truth and fallacies exist. It also provides the insight into the relativism and the nature of truth, subject to interpretation. The quote is apt. Nietzsche describes in a subtle way, combining the need of communication, different perspective and sometimes deficit of information. The theme is the root cause of misunderstandings and war these days. Someone’s interpretation may eclipse the real truth. But we Human consider the person’s association with us and Judge. Yet we think we have done well.  How? The answer is the task to find.

I will be happy to read comments on the post, do let me know what is your answer.

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23 thoughts on “Interpretation #1

  1. More often than not… misinterpretations and misunderstandings happen. Even in simple conversations and in our day to day interactions, once in a while it happens – its inevitable. Sometimes its realized, sometimes its not.

    Everyone’s mind works differently and observe and perceive differently. In the higher ranks also such misunderstandings are bound to happen.. human nature… but sadly with catastrophic results.

  2. What you have described so aptly is all a fact, incontrovertible truth. Yet it but accosts one discounted theme, IE what we have to work with is flawed, is preferentially based due to the absence of security relative to that same innate stamp of a evidentiary value, we are an incomplete creation, and it is out of our incompleteness that we are driven to better ourselves. What a paradox.
    And so we weave a thread, which thread even captures “science”, yet striving, standing in the sidelines of futility, shaking a fist at God, “See how I strive to better myself with this idol erected by the philosophical mind, science”, born out of the imperfection of the absence of your Life.
    It is a complex web, one worth perusing.

      1. But no, the one thread I refer to, kind gentleman is that thread spun out of incompleteness (for I perceive a connotation in your reply), driven to offer to God the fruit of a flawed being, a incomplete being no, kind sir, not the thread which doth not proceed out of incompleteness, the thread which belongs and is spun off by His Spirit, His Life. Often which Life is able to enrich us through our breaking, He shines through the cracks of our breaking, separating the power of our innate flaw’s affectation upon us, from His Life.

  3. I am one of your hosts, and happy to have dropped by.
    Two things come to mind, one involving my own cherished post. The importance of things/ideas/beliefs does change over time. My wedding rings meant less to me the day I married than they do now.
    Second, while there are some wildly differing views that I think are irreconcilable, MOST of our division in this world is because of lack of listening. Discourse means the giving and taking, like hitting the ball back and forth, considering with intent and concentration what is being tossed around. I have theories about the causes for the lack of listening in modern culture, short attention spans, dropping a comment and leaving, not bothering to read a whole article, not taking the time to consider. I am both a huge fan and huge hater of the internet for what it has both given and taken from us, and hope it comes to some balance.

  4. I like what you guys tend to be up too. Such clever work and reporting!
    Keep up the amazing works guys I’ve incorporated you guys to my personal blogroll.

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