Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Shameful Ignorance


Daddy reads lots of quotes, poems, stories, etc. regarding infant death. In a way, it is comforting to know that throughout human history people have always struggled with the death of a child...especially if the child is there own. What is also comforting is the loss of what Socrates called a 'shameful ignorance' in regards to fearing death. What is there to fear? We have no clue what is on the other side. We can only use our imaginations to conceive a view of what comes next. Frankly, Daddy does not really care as long as he somehow gets to know you are ok and he can see you again. Below is the quote Daddy referenced. It is nice to know that your Dad is no longer shamefully ignorant about one thing.
To fear death, my friends, is only to think ourselves wise, without being wise: for it is to think that we know what we do not know. For anything that men can tell, death may be the greatest good that can happen to them: but they fear it as if they knew quite well that it was the greatest of evils. And what is this but that shameful ignorance of thinking that we know what we do not know? ~Socrates
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