F. Scott Fitzgerald: ''The test

by phil on Tuesday Apr 15, 2003 1:53 PM
rational thinking

F. Scott Fitzgerald: "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise."

If that's the case, then I want to descend into the madness of hypocrisy. The folding over of contradictory ideas and still maintaining a singular purpose. The ability to see, think, hear, and say what I feel and be what I want to be despite a manifold array of collapsing Babylonian conflicting languages of foreign thoughts. In that case, I want to be normal.

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