Monday, 29 July 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 massive scale, on a cultural and political level, then the philosophers and politicians, who want the status quo to continue, work tirelessly to develop a synthesis between the thesis and antithesis—they pursue the idea of achieving a synthesis between the old and the new as a holy cause. But 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 is possible, or they could be alienated from their society. They will show no sign of patience and tolerance; they will do their best to ignite a revolution which, they believe, will endow them with the power to shape the future.

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My Earlier Post on This Subject: "Thesis, Antithesis, and Synthesis"

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