From The Imaginative Conservative
By Carl Olson
Such are questions behind which we cannot go, of course. That is to say, they constitute the ultimate questions concerning what is, about which we must ask. Yet, we are not regularly allowed to ask ourselves such questions.
we are at best brought to the banks of the river of intellect as it flows on. But we already have a mind that, as mind, is ours, not of our own making. This mind is not given to us to think whatever we wish, but to think whatever is true. If what we wish is not true, it is no virtue to stick to our wishes. Tests of truth exist. We should know them.