Re: Tribes LO2867

Jesse W. White (
Mon, 18 Sep 1995 17:51:15 -0500 (CDT)

Replying to LO2818 --


Mark Twain said that there is a difference between experience and reading
about knowledge (to paraphrase). He said "there is a whole lot of
learning going on when you carry a cat around by its tail."

On Thu, 14 Sep 1995, Richard Ward wrote:

> Reply to, Jim Michmerhuizen statemebt:
> >
> >"We. too. are. fire." he says, and then everyone knows he is mad.
> You speak as one who may know... and if so you likely have also discovered
> that such knowledge cannot be communicated through words.
> Words can lead one to understand that there is something that one indeed
> does not understand, and possibly instill some desire to bridge that gap;
> and words can serve as signals for those who do understand to make
> themselves known to one another... though there are so many better ways.
> But all to often it seems as though words are used to discriminate against
> those who don't understand... which brings me to that which I believe
> matters most: right action - which fire teaches quite well [without words]

Jesse W. White