Utmost Care

I wonder if it would be necessary when entering a conservative institution to compensate by driving one's thoughts in the opposite direction. Were one to be in a more progressive, more left, institution one may feel obliged to tilt even more than usual in the direction of progress, in order to call attention to one's work. This tactic is tempting, and it may be necessary to act in this way, but whenever possible one must temper one's thought so that the context in which they arose does not dictate their direction, yes? Some would say that decontextualization is impossible, others that it is not even desirable. One does not want to settle thought in one direction or the other permanently, so historical context is central to good reasoning, and some "conservative" thought is good, especially for a given context. Aristotle would be proud of anyone who was able to use history as the context through which a measure of thought ought to be, though he remained a Platonist to a degree.

Does it not seem that thought is a delicate enough of an experience that one must approach it with the utmost care? What have you witnessed, my friend? If we are correct, you have witnessed every human thought. Please tell us.

No response? Too busy transcending?