“Where are the wise men? Where are the scholars? Where are the philosophers of this age? Hasn’t God made the wise men of this world foolish? Because in the sense of God’s wisdom, the world relies on their Wisdom and does not know God. God is willing to save those who believe in him by preaching the gospel through those who are foolish and ridiculous.” — Paul said
Without the presence of the Gospel, people would be forever trapped in low-level, faulty details, unable to extricate themselves.
When I discovered my ability to not influence others, my musings began to focus primarily on myself. It’s a big paradigm shift: the influence of an idea should only be within its confines, which constitutes a limited improvement in the meaning of life.
Improvement in the public sense, our approach is Pareto-style, i.e. thought and behavior that makes at least one person better without making everyone worse. Who is such a person? I think it’s the thinkers themselves. So, when a thinker’s stated thoughts do not even change himself, one should be able to conclude that his so-called thoughts are never thoughts, but an acre of grain or a lunch. Such a change of heart is a personal exodus of oneself. Without systematic and in-depth reading of the classics, all contemplation is ineffective, but only repeats and solidifies one’s ignorance. Without systematic reading of the classics, one cannot understand what the classics are at all. This is a protracted reading process. I am reading and writing at the same time. I must persevere and don’t give up halfway. Sooner or later, I will see the classics and see that my thoughts and thoughts are actually within the scope of the classics.