Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Human Design by Alexander Pope.

Alexander Pope, regarded as one of the greatest verse satirist in English once wrote an essay on Man, wherein he states:

THE DESIGN.
Having proposed to write some pieces of Human Life and Manners, such as (to use my Lord Bacon's expression) come home to Men's Business and Bosoms, I thought it more satisfactory to begin with considering Man in the abstract,his Nature and his State; since, to prove any moral duty, to enforce any moral precept, or to examine the perfection or imperfection of any creature whatsoever, it is necessary first to know what condition and relation it is placed in, and what is the proper end and purpose of its being.
The science of Human Nature is, like all other sciences, reduced to a few clear points: there are not many certain truths in this world. It is therefore in the anatomy of the Mind as in that of the Body; more good will accrue to mankind by attending to the large, open, and perceptible parts,than by studying too much such finer nerves and vessels, the conformations and uses of which will for ever escape our observation. The disputes are all upon these last, and, I will venture to say, they have less sharpened the wits than the hearts of men against each other, and have diminished the practice more than advanced the theory of Morality. If I could flatter
myself that this Essay has any merit, it is in steering betwixt the extremes of doctrines seemingly opposite, in passing over terms utterly unintelligible, and in forming a temperate yet not inconsistent, and a short yet not imperfect system of Ethics.


Just like the Science unravels the truths, our experiences too, materializes to show us the truth, which minutes ago were a mystery. So, here we have a natural process that synchronizes all the elements of a person's life to give him the further sanctified tag of having existed for few more moments, minutes or seconds.

My question is which one would be more important, the experience or the realization of having experienced ? Can there be an element betwixt and between those two, yeah, with relevance to the sanctified wisdom that proliferates to squeeze out the further refined explanation?

What significance does the experience have in our life without we realizing that it occurred ? Does it implicate, moral wisdom is a necessary requirement, though it sounds oxymoronic.
As Alexander vehemently connotes about accruing of good to humanity, if we narrow down our scientifical solutions for larger perceptible parts, rather than the lesser visible blood vessels, or the cells.

I just felt, maybe we can do the same with our experiences. Rather than clinging to the facets of minuscule experiences that hogs about for just few moments, why not we concentrate on the experiences with larger stretch.
Life is too short, and sometimes rather long, to bother on the shorter aspects of life, ya... I know they hold relevance with respect to our existence, but it turns out to be of lesser significance to its counterpart, yes the larger than life experiences.
Ok... was it a cliche ? Can experiences be larger than life? This is just a part of my experiences with the ambiguities of life, which is nonetheless an entity with seemingly longer time stretch.

2 comments:

Anesha 4:30 PM  

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Rome Mele 9:45 PM  

Thanks Anesha...

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