File spoon-archives/habermas.archive/habermas_2000/habermas.0011, message 54


Date: Sat, 25 Nov 2000 18:04:43 -0600 (Central Standard Time)
Subject: Re: HAB: Third rock from the Sun


> > To put it another way, maybe we agree to something not necessarily
> > because we understand everything about it, but, perhaps, because we're tired
> > of talking.
> > 
> But seriously... Isn't that frustrating? And does anybody agree that this
> frustration arises out of some kind of performative contradiction?
> 
> Martin Blanchard


I sort of agree with Ken, only rephrasing the last part as
"because it's the best we seem to be able to do at the time."

It's only frustrating if we insist not just on striving for
something better but also on *demanding* it.  Personally, I think
it's great that we're finite, imperfect creatures.  It would be
boring and lonely otherwise.

Regards to all,

Lao Tsu



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