Saturday, 21 February 2015

The law of compensation?

The idea of compensation seems to be built into humans at some level - I mean the assumption that if a person has some obvious defect then there will be some compensatory gift, ability or virtue.

I would say that there is not much empirical evidence for this being true, probably more against it being true - but it seems to be something we feel or expect anyway.

Therefore; I assume the law of compensation is a metaphysical truth, something built-into us as a principle of reality - something which is true despite appearances.

If we knew more, and saw more (more widely, more deeply), then we would all perceive compensation at work all of the time; but, as it is, the reality of compensation is more like a hunch, a suspicion, or a hope.


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