Blogs that deny comment, deny themselves wisdom.
I visited dozens of WordPress blogs under the philosophy category, some apparently are ignorant about what philosophy means – “love of wisdom”. How does one gain wisdom? You know the apple by eating the apple, the wisdom comes from sensory experiential activity.
Some of the would-be philosophers chose to disable comments on their blogs. How does an individual gain wisdom after expressing their ideas on a blog unless they are brave and allow the opportunity for feedback? How can I know that ideas I share with the world are worthwhile unless I test them against the perceptions of others? If a reader comments on a blog post it offers to me self-reflection upon the ideas I shared, it is like eating an apple, for I am experiencing a reaction which results in wisdom.
Is it better to allow a child to run about in nature, fall over, experience cuts, bruises and stings through their activities of play, or lock them in the house all day, restricted to safe boring activities? Will the safe child be a happy wise child? Those bloggers terrified that their ideas might be commented on, or dare I say challenged, will gain no wisdom. I never read those blogs.