Blinding ignorance does mislead us.
Leonardo da Vinci
Di Vinci was not being "harsh" with this comment, he was stating a fact! I suspect he like many others of us , knew the deep depths of picture thoughts. Picture thoughts are the deepest most complicated human thoughts and those of us blessed with them are also for ever cursed as we simply know there is so much the common person does that is so inept. We operate several levels deeper than average and water down our thoughts. Most typical humans only think just enough to be dangerous and long thought threw ideas are foreign concepts. Even the ability to do deep thoughts are just beyond the grasp of mankind.
All one needs to do in my opinion is watch a sitcom TV show and see why the world is so backward. I typically cringe as I realize shows like this are nirvana to people. How can they be fun and insightful? I despise shows like this as they all follow a pattern have a bit of build up an then a happy ending. I guess my point is if this is the typical mind set and standard of performance required to be "human" it is no great wonder man is still so backward.
I guess what scares me even more is the fact if our deep thoughts and the 1000's of chapters they can add to the psychology books are ever figured out there is a section of the future book that can be titled "this will make you smart" as they discover the building blocks of the mind ( AKA picture thoughts) are just one step- a simple step in becoming a "smart" person. The world fears the atom bomb and world wide destruction but I fear our deep thoughts will be exposed and common thinkers will only go about copying us with 1/2 the facts and "pour too much" something in the mix. Ignorance indeed is bliss when it is unnoticed but, I guess the world is also saved by the very same ignorance that assures mankind is in effect too stupid to tie his shoes.
Some of Di Vinci's Ideas still have never seen the light of day and I feel many are doable and indeed needed. The ONLY invention Di Vinci and many others have failed to over come is human nature; we know its ignorance all too well and the mass ignorance on a wide scale is the biggest problem facing mankind. The biggest and the best inventions like Turing's computer we all use today were once "big" ideas , funny ideas and just out right hogwash (American Slang) but when the world needs them it will drop its guard and let a few things pass. If the World didn't need Turing's Computer he would have been ignored, funny he still is to large degree as the ignorance of the world at large assure he remains hidden . I bet many homophobic groups would have to boycott the computer they love so much, if they knew it was invented by a gay man
I realize for those that know me personally I come off a bit odd like many Autistic do but while we can't hear correctly and we hear decibels more than you do, and in my case I can't do simple math easily, it appears like we are smart as a sack of rocks. BUT , go deep go into the deep depth of our complicated thoughts and very keen (too keen) senses and then realize we are watering down our thoughts to your level and suddenly we don't present so bad.
Rich Shull on the blog Pre Rain Man Autism, Inventor of the Turing Motor a 70% efficient green triple hybrid car motor.
Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes!
Leonardo da Vinci