A thought on truth and Robert Pirsig

For my high school international baccalaureate program I had to read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig. I offer this quote from page 6 of it for your consideration:

“I’ve wondered why it took us so long to catch on. We saw it and yet we didn’t see it. Or rather we were trained not to see it. Conned, perhaps, into thinking that the real action was metropolitan and all this was just boring hinterland. It was a puzzling thing. The truth knocks on the door and you say, “Go away, I’m looking for the truth,” and so it goes away. Puzzling.

Interestingly, there are people who knock on your door. Their stated purpose is to share truth with you. We all know who they are.

Are you telling them, “Go away, I’m looking for the truth”?

food for thought.

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