In one of the many SL RP SIMS, a coveted warrior gets engaged. Gradually the warrior´s reputation begins to get tarnished through the doubts that the infamous and rejected women who came before her install on the bride to be´s mind.
At first she is unaware of being manipulated into rejecting her groom so that others can step in. But, ultimately she arrives at the unexpected and undesirable reaction of questioning her sources. After all these are her ¨friends¨, right ? … WRONG ! You see, as a close relative of the groom I know about the female individuals who had tried to get permanently into his pixels pants to no avail.
¨Sapere Aude¨= Dare to be Wise, as stated by the great Philosopher and personal favorite, Immanuel Kant in his essay ¨What is Enlightenment¨. His words are pure glory to my ears and they are soothing to my heart. They make me feel respected and honored. Most importantly being revered and deeply admired by me served the purpose of having a reliable source give, the young adult me, permisson to think for myself when I read him early on in my adolescent life:
¨Laziness and cowardice are the reasons why such a large part of mankind gladly remain minors all their lives, long after nature has freed them from external guidance. They are the reasons why it is so easy for others to set themselves up as guardians. It is so comfortable to be a minor. If I have a book that thinks for me, a pastor who acts as my conscience, a physician who prescribes my diet, and so on–then I have no need to exert myself. I have no need to think, if only I can pay; others will take care of that disagreeable business for me. Those guardians who have kindly taken supervision upon themselves see to it that the overwhelming majority of mankind–among them the entire fair sex–should consider the step to maturity, not only as hard, but as extremely dangerous. First, these guardians make their domestic cattle stupid and carefully prevent the docile creatures from taking a single step without the leading-strings to which they have fastened them. Then they show them the danger that would threaten them if they should try to walk by themselves. Now this danger is really not very great; after stumbling a few times they would, at last, learn to walk. However, examples of such failures intimidate and generally discourage all further attempts.
Thus it is very difficult for the individual to work himself out of the nonage which has become almost second nature to him. He has even grown to like it, and is at first really incapable of using his own understanding because he has never been permitted to try it. Dogmas and formulas, these mechanical tools designed for reasonable use–or rather abuse–of his natural gifts, are the fetters of an everlasting nonage. The man who casts them off would make an uncertain leap over the narrowest ditch, because he is not used to such free movement. That is why there are only a few men who walk firmly, and who have emerged from nonage by cultivating their own minds.
Dare to think by yourself. Gather evidence. Don´t take what others tell you at face value. Dare to be wise. Question your leaders, your Government. Question religion. Question the status quo. Question authority and don´t believe anything simply because I say so.
The Brain is a wonderful and ever fashionable accessory that combines with all your clothing. Use it with pride I say !
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