Would YOU wield the North Wind?on December 6, 2013 at 1:30 am
On the surface it seems like a no-brainer; of course one would wield a weapon that would not “…fail its wielder or lead her [or him] astray.” Why wouldn’t you make use of a weapon that could curb tragedies or serious mistakes?
But to counterpoint and grossly paraphrase the great Captain Kirk: I don’t want my mistakes taken away! I need my mistakes! They’re the things we carry with us, the things that make us who we are. If we lose them, we lose ourselves.
It would be a deep philosophical question for me…do I rely on something that could be correcting my decisions for the sake of a greater good I can’t fully fathom, or push forward knowing that if I make mistakes at least I know I made them of my own choosing and free will?
In addition to that, I’m not even a swordsman or trained in the use of any weapon, but I would be very wary of using a sword that could defy my actions at any moment, regardless of the weapon’s good intentions.
Wielding the North Wind without knowing what it does is one thing, but once you knew what it was doing…would you still use it? For me it comes down to the question of choosing between the imperfect path that is wholly of my choosing, or a path that is objectively better but lacking the satisfaction of knowing I forged it on my own. Both appeal to different parts of me.
What would you do?