Reality Is Both/And

As long as you can deal with life as a set of universal abstractions, you can pretend that the binary system is true. But once you deal with concrete reality—with yourself, with someone you love, with actual moments—you find that reality is always a mixture of good and bad, dark and light, life and death. Reality requires more a both/ and approach than either/ or differentiation.


Meaning Never Inherent Solely In Words

To say this much is to approach one of the great findings of modern philosophers and students of literature, namely, that meaning is never inherent solely in the words of a text. Rather, meaning derives from an interaction between text and reader, or speaker and listener; that is to say, the meaning of a text always depends in some measure on the set of assumptions about the text that a particular reader/ listener carries with him or her.From:

Slaves To Whatever Masters Them

For they speak bombastic nonsense, and with licentious desires of the flesh they entice people who have just escaped from those who live in error. They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption; for people are slaves to whatever masters them.

2 Peter 2:19-20