And here I am ready to attack a new subject, that of reason.
It would be logical since my previous subjects were knowledge, intelligence and imagination.
I imagine that the next one will be logic, because without logic reason is useless.
Am I right to think so?
This is what we will see.

First of all, what does the dictionary tell us about reason?
It is a faculty proper to the man to know and to judge.

We cultivate our reason and sometimes we lose it. It allows us to distinguish the true from the false, the good from the bad. It can even regulate our conduct.
It was Molière who said that perfect reason flees from all extremity.
Have we reached the age of reason?

Often, we must surrender to reason. Whereas to resign oneself is to make a reason.

What about a marriage of reason?
It is also true that the heart has its reasons that reason does not know.

Is it true to think that if everyone agrees with you, it is because you are of remarkable intelligence?
Unless you are the boss or the bosswoman, and then, nobility obliges.
For it is true that to be right about someone is to triumph, to have the advantage over him.

It saddens me however to think that many who believed to be right, ended up being stifled. And yet this reason had to shout.

Don't we hear around us: sorry, you are not right, it is the other one who is right.
Why am I not right?
There is that wonderful word from Jonathan Swift that says you can't convince someone by reason to give up something they have adopted without reason.
And yet I have read somewhere that we must beware of those who seek to convince us by voices other than that of reason, that same reason which is the light of intelligence, with natural principles of certain knowledge, of right action.
And if this puts us in a bad mood, the latter according to Leo Tolstoy is the reason to blame others and this causes bad feelings in is because the more we blame others, the worse we feel.

It was Albert Camus who taught us that if the world is without reason, without purpose, if no will animates it, if eternity is empty, then we fall into the absurd.
This same Camus added that since the world is without reason, without design, since no will animates it, since eternity is empty, then meditate, act, none of your vain noises will make you deaf enough to hear the grinding of the grain of sand in the machine.

Somewhat what Voltaire said before him, that when examined closely, it would seem that the doctrine opposed to fate is the absurd. But many are unfortunately destined to reason. Some have no reason at all. And others to persecute those who reason, whereas reasoning is an operation of thought which consists in stringing together judgments according to certain principles and drawing a conclusion.

It is funny, it has also been said that to prefer reason to happiness is to be insane.
Whereas Condorcet goes further and cries out that the rapid triumph of reason and freedom has avenged the human race.

And if the proper function of philosophy was to attempt an evaluation and a judgment, then an investigation of reason would have to include a critique of its value.
And to think that I have been in a situation where I had a child who reasoned better than an adult and I was told to stop making a monster of her because the world hates premature wisdom in a child.

It was P. Morgan who said that a man always has two reasons for what he does - one good and one true.

I'm going to say something that many people won't like, but that's part of life:
The patriarchal societies are fond of repeating tenderly that the woman is a dear being without reason, while the colonialist societies proclaimed that the Negro, or the savage, is a being without reason. And it is always too generous to credit power with the privilege of reason.

Looking at this more closely, it seems that the opposite doctrine to fate is absurdity. But there are so many people destined to reason badly. Others do not even reason. Others still persecute those who reason.
This is not from me but from Voltaire.

It was Albert Einstein who said that curiosity had its own reason to exist but a certain Ken Olson, President and Founder of Digital Equipment Corp in 1977 did not understand these words well because he then said: .there is no reason why anyone should want to have a computer in their house. Sad, isn't it?

What are the elements that will contradict the reason?
Indeed, the ego reigns supreme over reason.
Talking and reasoning do not have a thousandth of the influence that a good example has.
Strong emotions are superior to reason would say Ayn Rand
Imagination without reason is pure fantasy, while reason without imagination is sterile, according to Julia Baggini.
In the Wisdom of the Body by Sherwin B. Nuland, it is said that presuming to know defies all logic and flies in the face of reason.
I would finish by saying that if money according to Jacques Attali is the reason why business exists, the art of thinking and reasoning is the strongest.


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