At first sight, we might consider it as an oxymoron, a figure of speech—highly used by Sir William Shakespeare—in which two words with opposing meanings are combined intentionally for effect. But let’s examine the words separately, and see what we can get.
I was taught Pythagoras of Samos (570-495BC1) was the mathematician who discovered—wait for it—the Pythagorean Theorem; yet, his essence was hidden from me. Sadly, I have never been fortunate by having a genuine teacher2 who, aside from teaching me the subjects already found in books, shared the learning of Life experiences. So I must confess, I had been shipwrecking in the vast ocean of knowledge until I realized that the fundamental, nobody was going to say a single word3, not even going to give me a compass. Fuhgeddaboudit. You have to wake up by yourself and go for it. So once, trying to swim in that ocean with considerable big waves, I came across an interesting approach. Pythagoras was a seeker of Truth par excellence. He was a traveler of life, learning from the whole existence: a searcher, risk taker, and adventurer who became a synthesis of the East and West, the mysticism and science, the intuition and intellect, the mind and heart.
You can take a peek at “New to this site. Start here” to get an idea of what I mean by a Storyteller.
So, Dear Readers, this is the journey of The Pythagorean Storyteller: a searcher, risk taker, and adventurer reflecting and telling the experiences of Life in search of Truth.
(1) The dates of his life are not accurate, since they have never been fixed exactly.
(2) “For teaching, for inspiring, you really have to open your soul to the students, you have to water each one of them as if they were the last plant of the garden.” Ted Riker, The last time, 2006, Michael Caleo.
(3) Unless you are lucky to meet a mentor in your path, and awake enough to recognize them.
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