To be done amongst tastes and opinions

September 16th 2019
Each of us comes into the world endowed with a particular psychic make-up, and because of this we are inclined to take on certain opinions and tastes rather than others, and to adopt certain behaviour. This is natural and normal. But we also come into the world with critical faculties, with powers of reason that help us to make choices in all of this. So instead of being carried away by our impulses, we must at the very least say to ourselves, ‘Alright, I see and feel things in a certain way, but some people are perhaps better informed than I am, because they have studied much longer. For the time being, I am not going to express myself until I too have studied.' How often do we hear people saying, ‘As for me, I think …Personally, I find that…' with the conviction that they are in the right. But even if their points of view are justified, there is always progress to be made. Yes, everyone's intelligence and conduct can always be improved.