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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Synthesis or Revolution

When “thesis” and “antithesis” collide, then there is either a “synthesis” or a “revolution”. 

The collision can happen in any particular domain of activity, but if it happens at the level of culture and politics, then the philosophers and politicians, who want the status quo to continue, have to rapidly work out a synthesis between the thesis and antithesis. They have to achieve a synthesis between the old holy cause and the new holy cause. 

There will be philosophers and politicians who will want a total transformation for a variety of reasons. They could be convinced that a better way of life was possible—or they could be alienated from their society. Such philosophers and politicians will not be patient and tolerant. They will try to ignite a revolution which will grant them with the power to shape the future.

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