My philosophy of life places “ignorance” at its center.
We may strive for knowledge but self-deception is inevitable.
The best we can do is to try to love ourselves and each other,
in spite of this potentially crippling truth.
We can color our worlds with poetry, religions and philosophies,
but at the bottom, we are extravagant organisms,
The first step to wisdom may be to ignore our own philosophies.
— by Sabio Lantz (July 2015)
Prompt: Brian, at D’Verse Poets, asked us to write a poem beginning with “my philosophy of”.