AnonymousDeleted UserSeptember 22, 2020 at 9:42 am
I understood “the way of ignorance,” to mean the way of humility. It means first that we take the approach to life that we are ignorant, and in that way open our eyes to see how we are falling short, and to correct ourselves. To see how we have given in to the idiocy of the “corporate mind” as Pynchon describes. Then, the starting point of accepted ignorance becomes the motivation for reaching out towards higher wisdom and knowledge. It seems like one of the great ironies of mankind, that in order to see, we must accept that we are blind; that our best guess at the future comes from knowing we cannot guess it. The cost of wisdom is the humility to know we are not wise at all.