Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Ong Aphorisms

Found on an index card labeled "Ong's Laws":
The longer you wait to throw something away, the sooner you will have immediate and urgent need for it.


and from one labeled "aphorisms, etc.":
When you add to what you know, does this mean that what you don't know has diminished?
Of course not. Now what you don't know includes how your new knowledge relates to other knowledge of yours as well as to what you still don't know.
What you don't know is bottomless and is getting deeper.


| Walter Ong | Walter J Ong

4 Comments:

At 9:31 PM, Blogger lisa schamess said...

Wonderful! I have been checking in with you weekly or so. Love the blog. I just did a post on you on my blog: www.lisaschamess.com/thetruthhurts.html. Thanks!

 
At 9:32 PM, Blogger lisa schamess said...

It's on August 17, and called "Everything Used to Be Something Else."

 
At 12:52 AM, Blogger John said...

Thank you for the kind words, and thank you for the post. I'm glad you enjoy the blog!

 
At 12:36 PM, Blogger lisa schamess said...

do you still get notifications about these comments, John?

it seems that many things between us are bottomless and getting deeper.

i have a new law of my own, which i recently articulated: what you think doesn't matter, matters later.

 

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