The interpretation of aphorisms. The depths of simple truths.
Aphorisms are the concentrated wisdom of life. The best minds of humankind have concentrated their best thoughts for centuries to put them into aphorisms so that other people would not fall into the same trap twice. Aphorisms are very useful, most of them should be learned by heart so that to be quick at taking decisions in difficult situations. But there's a problem about aphorisms: they only seem to be simple, thought the simplicity hides a great meaning that should be understood. Simple truths are the greatest truths of all. They are like dots that hide universes inside. Simple truths are the base of existence. Without understanding the simple, no one can understand the complicated. The book is a collection and interpretation of the main thoughts of humankind, the meaning of which should be known to any sensible person.
I used to hear about it a hundred times. But it's only today and only after having faced it personally that I realize what it is about... It's strange that I used to misunderstand it... But now when I touch it with my own hands and feel its reality- everything seems so clear...
The metaphor of the Gordian know is the symbol of arrogance rather than a feat. The Gordian knot is life and reality to which one should resign oneself. However, the idealist knowing no resignation takes a sword in his hands and kills life in good faith.
Trying to destroy a lie is like cutting a Gordian knot. Cut Gordeev node does not need much intelligence, just determination and ambition. On the contrary, it takes humility not to cut it and so save life. A proud man is a killer of life.
A scarab is the metaphor of Sisyphus. The only difference between Sisyphus and the beetle is that the scarab resigned itself to life and enjoys it whereas Sisyphus hypocritically refuses to admit he is a dorbeetle.
Rolling stone is a symbol of a successful and happy person. The meaning of our life is to roll the stone joyfully. Sisyphus labor is a symbol of how the stone is rolled without pleasure, a symbol of the primacy of the goal before the process.
The metaphor of the conflict of forest and trees associated with the proverb "the country needs coal much, but small". For a tree it is important, first of all, to win a place under the sun. Let in grove trees will small, not it is important. Time will pass and they will grow.
The point of Schrödinger's cat is that you will do fine as long as you do not tear masks off people or try getting into Bluebeard’s secret room. Axiomatic faith is capable of choosing any reality option it needs.
An early riser is sure to be in luck… to have additional time. What’s more, the earlier, the less competition. By the way, there is no competition late in the evening and at night either. Options are numerous.
Drive a nail that is driven. Movement is life, you can't stop. Do what is done, and what is not done, sidestep or Dolby. The phrase "sidestep" means to approach the problem from the other side, or even bypass it, and not retreat.
There is a silver lining, behind every cloud the sun is hidden. When things are bad, do not be discouraged, but seek benefit. Any problem is always an opportunity to learn something, to become stronger, to create new weapons, to find a new opportunity.
"That's where the dog is buried" - means that the devil is in the details and spoils everything. If you eliminate one annoying little thing, bad instantly becomes good. You can't use them as long as they're tight, but if you turn on the light, the darkness will disappear instantly.
Judge not, lest ye be judged, this will save you from laziness, apathy, and depression. When an idealist judges reality, it always fails to live up to his ideal, fails to live up to his expectations and shatters his illusions. A mismatch between expectations of reality cause cognitive dissonance and 1000 of his sins and vices.
The fact that knives get dull from work and horses die of it, should be interpreted. Its essence is that one shouldn't work everywhere, not a lot and not thoughtlessly, but only when the work is needed and in an effective and rational way, as dull knives and dead horses are not needed.
The small coal strategy can be considered a short-term strategy of lying, when we need to quickly seize territory. Further there is a growth to perfection, i.e. transition to long-term strategy of truth.
The best proverb, explaining the essence of relationship between man and woman is «One hand washes the other». It means that living with one hand is very uncomfortable. Many actions are done with two hands, these hands work together as a team. Just think how uncomfortable life is if you have only one hand…you can’t even wash your hands.
There`s another important thing. You should pay attention to such aspects as mutual respect, equality, likeness. Of course, the right hand does more than the left one. But the right hand can hardly do anything successfully without the left one. It’s important for both hands to be healthy and generally the same. Just think: one hand will be huge, the other will be small. And the situation when one hand doesn’t respect the other or treat it badly looks extremely strange.
We know that the best decision is the one which is the simplest. But it's necessary to differentiate this simple but genial decision from a simple answer to some simple question. Sometimes they ask you a simple question and you give a simple answer out and away.
I can provide an example of a rather simple question that requires a complicated and complete answer. It is said in the Bible: «Honour thy father and thy mother». Why is it said so? The first simple answers may be like these: Because it's a right thing to do, because it's virtuous, because we owe something to them, etc. Hence, this is pure demagogy rather than answers.
However, those who wrote the Old Testament didn't mean any demagogy. They lived in real life with its real problems and everything they did had its particular use and goals. And the meaning of this phrase is the following. Someone who you honour is your teacher. You respect this person and consider everything this person says to be the truth. You believe this person's word and you hug each other. In Judaism, (at the time when the Old Testament was about to be written and Christianity didn't exist yet), one of the four main tasks of all parents was to introduce their children to Torah. And Torah was the source of wisdom and morality for jewish people. That's why the message of the phrase «Honour thy father and thy mother» was about children obeying their parents. While parents were supposed to introduce their children to wisdom and morality by learning Torah. It's all very thought-provoking.
What's more, without the fear of repeating myself, I call on modern parents to introduce their children to philosophy as it will make them decent and help to form personality and bring success in life.
"Better with a nice Paradise in a hut than a Palace with a balcony by the sea." This well-known thought should be properly understood. It is not a hut and a Palace that are compared here, as some think, but what is meant is that a hut in which there is love and happiness will give a man more joy than a luxurious Palace of cold luxury where there is no love. This proverb reveals the power of love, not compares huts and palaces. You might as well say, "Better with the sweet in hell than with the unloved in heaven."
Life is a paradox, a combination of incompatible things, a fusion of chaos and order, of truth and lie, of Yin and Yang. Resignation is what makes a paradox possible. Arrogance is what cuts the Gordian knot with its sword and kills life.
Lazy three times walks,
a miser pays three times.
Each God teaches,
it's a pity not everyone understands everything...
the devil teaches him with a whip...
...as you sit on the top and come from the soul whip,... with a laugh…
...enjoy the hell out of the sinners in hell a big success.
Watch your step. What is being created now is being created for future tasks and goals. Everything that should be done now is done by what is already there and was created before. If you can't achieve your current goals with what you have, you're a bad dancer, you need to learn and train more.