The Tragedy of Losing Wisdom From The Knowledge We Gain

Columns of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi in Greece

If you travel northwest from Athens, on the road to Corinth, you will come to the ruins of the once great city of Delphi. Delphi is the place once thought by the Greeks to be the center of the world. Here, in the 6th century B.C., the Oracle in the Temple of Apollo, was at its busiest, as it was called upon to dispense wisdom and to give answers to some of the pressing questions of the day. But, the Oracle of the classical world was silent before the age old questions like Who am I? Why am I here? What should I be doing? and Where am I going?

From the beginning of time man has been trying to make sense of himself and his world. He has been seeking understanding. But as time marches on, man isn’t getting the understanding he seeks, he isn’t happier, and he hasn’t been able to conquer his own nature.

What’s wrong? With all the great minds and thinking that have gone before us, with all the lessons of history left for us to examine, it is difficult to imagine why we aren’t further along than we are. Why are we asking the same questions in our search for meaning, the Greeks were asking 2600 years ago. Do we not yet have enough information available to us?

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