Talk:The Wise Path
Image map not working[edit source]
The first image on this page is an image map. I am unable to get it to work. If you have any idea on how to fix this, please let me know. Thanks@ Lbeaumont (discuss • contribs) 12:41, 24 May 2023 (UTC)
- Fixed! (Stupid mistake, wrong image)
This Essay opened my eyes[edit source]
All thanks to an author who took time to print this wonderful essay. Keep on writing/printing mind,body and soul healing essay.
Socratic wisdom[edit source]
Borderline new-age-mysticism[edit source]
The essay pays lip service to concepts like critical thought, but its core message seems to be a vague conflation between emotional maturity/competence and unqualified forbearance. The essay starts out with an appeal to the reader's ego: "Am I acting wisely now? How wise a person am I? What can I do to increase my wisdom?" and wastes little time in establishing the emotional profile of the proverbial "true scotsman" while metaphorically comparing the remainder of humanity to "thrashing infants", barely conscious of their own actions. I don't know what to call this other than an appeal to a reader's presupposed social insecurities. Perhaps I'll have more to say about this in the future, but the article is dripping with condescension and since there's nobody else on this discussion page playing the devil's advocate, I thought I'd start us off. AP295 (discuss • contribs) AP295 (discuss • contribs) 22:10, 16 July 2023 (UTC)
To state my point constructively: it's fine to moralize, but there should be no need to pander to the reader and/or exploit their self-esteem (or lack thereof). There seems to be an anti-reactionary rhetorical subtext here. Again, fine, but own up to it instead of browbeating the reader. AP295 (discuss • contribs)
@Lbeaumont Since I've decided to critique your essay, I probably ought to ping you.