Leaving Our Universe(s)

Strauss talks about “the difficulty [for people] of standing outside their own symbolic universes, of totally transcending them.” (Strauss 1993 p. 155) I have to agree that this is a monumental task, but I wonder if it is really necessary to undertake this task fully, or if it would be equally well to merely make ourselves fully aware of our own symbolic universes and recognize where they differ from the symbolic universes of others.

About David

David is the father of 8 extremely organized children (4 girls / 4 boys) who is constantly seeking answers to tough questions related to parenting, education and politics while moonlighting for 40 hours each week as a technology professional. He also enjoys cooking, gardening, and sports.
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