Whereof one cannot speak, therefore one must be silent.
I don't know if anyone has wondered about the fact that Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus is structured around seven basic propositions. Wondered about the seven, that is. Why seven? Is it that there is some natural attraction of people to this number? Did Wittgenstein say to himself beforehand, "There must be seven," or did it just happen to be the case?
It is his seventh proposition that catches my attention. His first is interesting, "The world is everything that is the case," or "The world is all that is the case."
The vision is for Ongoingness; Life continuing on . . . .
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and, if I do not save it, I do not save myself. —JOSÉ ORTEGA Y GASSET
Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. For some strange reason I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. And you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be––this is the interrelated structure of reality.
—MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
Now, more than ever . . . our place in the universe and the place of the universe in us, is proving to be one of active relationship. That is more than a scientist's credo. The separateness of our lives is a sham. Physics, mathematics, music, painting, my love for you, my work, the star-dust of my body, the spirit that impels it, my politics, clocks diurnal, time perpetual, the roll, rough, tender, swamping, liberating, breathing, moving, thinking nature, human nature and the cosmos are patterned together.
—JEANETTE WINTERSON Gut Symmetries
What you do, what you become, is not my concern. –ROBERT MCCALL