Not the Real Thing

Lately I have been thinking that the point must be reached when scientists, politicians, artists, philosophers, men of religion, and all those who work in the fields should gather here, gaze out over these fields, and talk things over together. I think this is the kind of thing that must happen if people are to see beyond their specialties…. An object seen in isolation from the whole is not the real thing.

Mansanobu Fukuoka

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6 comments on “Not the Real Thing

  1. Bob Braxton says:

    looking over the rows (lines)
    I cultivate as a writer
    the syllables my seed(s)

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  2. This might be the most valuable lesson anyone could learn: to see the whole and how everything is connected…

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  3. El Guapo says:

    The disadvantages of specialization.

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    • Bill says:

      Yep. And postgraduate education (especially) essentially requires a degree of specialization that seems to promote the seeing of things in isolation.

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