答案在風中

June 11, 2010

在途中聽了 Peter Paul and Mary Bob Dylan 的 Blowing in the wind 把幾樣事連起來。

首先是朋友在這裡的題目,第一條不太難,對讀科學技術的我第一條的答案是令我答錯第二條的主因。我把第二條當作數學題,主觀地找一個字去滿足三個條件 (conditions),就這樣覺得 “this”這字可用便算了,交卷,走人。看清楚原來那是哲學題。我應再想一想如果有一個"this” 可以滿足三個條件,那麼這個"this” 定是 “nothing”。本來無一物,何處覓那 “this” 呢?

我的思維就是給少年時的數學訓練弄壞了,只怪香港沒有把哲學放進課程,數學/邏輯/哲學其實是分不開。

Blowing in the wind 的歌詞抄錄如下:

How many roads must a man walk down,
before you call him a man?
How many seas must a white dove fly,
before she sleeps in the sand?
And how many times must a cannon ball fly,
before they’re forever banned?

The answer my friend is blowing in the wind,
the answer is blowing in the wind.

作者就是在找答案,其實答案就在風中,風中對他說了什麼,你我都知道!

王守仁看著竹子想"格物窮理”, 我也想早上跑步時迎著風找到人生意義,可惜經常是半夢半醒,給音樂帶到數百年前的世界,只能忘卻了昨天的煩惱,風說了什麼就是聽不到。

只好繼續跑,風會繼續吹,一定會有聽得懂的一天。

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