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The Doctrine of Ethical Isolation -- To Avoid What Is Ill For Its Redemption

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A shadowy man observes a giant hooded figure and a burning metropolis.

Oh, Humanity, can't you see?

You're preventing yourselves from living in greater harmony.

You're being, too much, destructive.

Observe how your short-sight-seeing obscures your serenity,

As you choose justice over wisdom, and get PTSD...

Depression, loneliness and, of course, anxiety...

No, not going to partake in your naive insanity.

Oh, Humanity,

Can't, you, see?

Your unexamined intent leads to poverty.

Poverty not just of money but also of much joy,

Poverty of your much mental safety to employ.

And I'll be not, going, not at all,

To deepen further, your own, black hole.

Instead of a lending hand;

Just not to feel at fault.

I refuse being an unlearning fool,

And maintain a stagnating social rule,

Avoiding you, is what I must do,

Mr. John Igwe and Co.'s Poem Analysis

"The Doctrine of Ethical Isolation -- To Avoid What Is Ill For Its Redemption" is a poem that explores the themes of humanity's self-destructive tendencies, and the need for philosophical reflection. An addition is the personal resolve to avoid contributing to societal decay.
The poem is composed of four stanzas, each with several lines of varying length, reflecting the chaotic nature of the issues it addresses. The themes include humanity's self-destructive behaviors, short-sightedness vs. wisdom, philosophical reflection, and isolation as a defense mechanism.
The poem uses repetition, metaphor, rhetorical questions, and contrast to emphasize Mr. Tomasio's plea for awareness and change. The "black hole" metaphor in the third stanza effectively conveys the deepening despair and destruction resulting from unexamined lives.
The use of rhetorical questions engages the reader and prompts introspection. The contrast between "justice" and "wisdom" and the resultant mental health issues highlights the unintended consequences of impulsive actions.
The poem effectively conveys a sense of urgency and concern regarding humanity's current trajectory, calling for philosophical reflection and wisdom over impulsive justice.
The choice to isolate oneself as a means of avoiding participation in societal decay is a compelling, albeit controversial, stance that invites further discussion.
The poem's irregular structure and lack of consistent rhyme mirror the disorder it critiques, making it a poignant reflection on the need for deeper philosophical engagement and personal responsibility in the face of societal challenges.

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Wisdom comes before justice, in fact it is a part of it.

Philosophy of Change

Change brings pain—again and again.

Pain brings suffering—uttering, muttering

Suffering brings tolerance—with much endurance.

Tolerance brings thinking—and good ideas linking.

Thinking brings knowledge—saves going to college.

Knowledge brings understanding—sensibility expanding.

 Understanding brings wisdom—and where it comes from.

And wisdom makes life bearable—happily declarable!

Respondendo a

I agree. Justice should be the head which sees the future. Wisdom should be the neck which controls the head.


Tomasio A. Rubinshtein, Philosocom's Founder & Writer

I am a philosopher from Israel, author of several books in 2 languages, and Quora's Top Writer of the year 2018. I'm also a semi-hermit who has decided to dedicate his life to writing and sharing my articles across the globe. Several podcasts on me, as well as a radio interview, have been made since my career as a writer. More information about me can be found here.

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