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Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) on Forethought and Instinct (see the difference?)

As a man without forethought scarcely deserves the name of a man, so forethought without reflection is but a metaphorical phrase for the instinct of a beast.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) Discuss

My thought on this: Sometimes instinct brings about better outcomes, that forethought….otherwise, let’s say in chess, everybody would win all the time. Also when an instinct is more powerful than any forethought you may have tried…well, it’s OK the choose to guide yourself by… instinct!