The Aphorism and Riddle: Self Equilibrating Knowledge

An aphorism is the penultimate device for the parsimonious conveyance of knowledge. The Chinese lack the concepts and vocabulary to produce aphorisms(science) so they produce ‘riddles'(wisdom). But only the far west and the far east have produced the technique of testable statements that produce competition rather than monopoly. The despotic people have developed monopoly, analogy, monotheism and obedience rather than competition and knowledge.

I gotta tell you that despite knowing this for decades the time it has taken me to come anywhere close Nietzsche is horrifying. His talent is awe inspiring. But once you understand that this is how ‘it is best done’, at least you know what to strive for.

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