from Mary Rose O'Reilley's book, The Love of Impermanent Things:
"Simone Weil, the great twentieth-century French philosopher and mystic, taught that, given any statement, we should go through the following mental process: "Suppose this is not true: list the consequences." All French school children cut their teeth on this Cartesian methodology. But Weil went a step further: "Suppose this is true; list the consequences." Such good mental discipline."
Can we do it? Do we want to?
I read of the unhappiness of so many of our children, especially in affluent areas. How do we lead them into areas of weeds and unpruned trees?