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Back in February, I posted a quote from G.K. Chesterton: “The madman is not the man who has lost his reason. The madman is the man who has lost everything except his reason.”
I’ve been thinking more about this quote lately and the more I would have to agree. Logic, reasoning, deductive insight are all good and normal things. It is right and good to be able to see a friend with a sad facial expression and logically assume that something bad may have happen. Then going to ask if they are okay is a reasonable reaction. With all things according to Aristotle, logic must be used in moderation.
I know when I start to think too logically, I assume way too much. Or at least I hope. Instead of asking questions to find out more about something you do not know about, you assume you know. I like when I get burnt by this. Or at least proven wrong. When I’m right time after time, I start to rely on my logic too much. Compile that with busy schedules resulting in little time to talk to friends compiled with little sleep results in a faulty-logic, sleep-deprived person who is going mad.

By Brandon Kraft

My life is an open-source book.

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