Originally Posted By: Nemo
Just as we recognize that values are determined by the individual (there is no universal, objective set of standards for "good" or "evil"), so too all categories that individuals create to describe things are also arbitrary and an abstraction of what they are intended to describe.

The map is never as rich as the territory it describes.

Words can point to experience but cannot contain it.

Getting this perspective clarifies most of what people argue about during coffee breaks and on television. grin

I totally agree with this statement of yours Magister!

Far too often people identify themselves to things totally secondary like political ideology, religious view or profession. I personally think as pragmatist that things like these should be seen more as tools than as solid identities.
Devilīs Advocate