The Sound of Scholastic Sophistry

I calmly listened to their undeveloped theories regarding the value of money
Some which were clearly not thought through and others that simply exposed their unfamiliarity with the political economy
But their pugnacious demeanours made one cautious of publicly questioning their acatallactic doctrines
Besides I’m no pedagogue
And for the sake of my reputation and to avoid causing a scene
I remained unnoticeably indifferent to the unpalatable business lunch talk

It wasn’t a monk fruit – matter of taste – type of scenario
Anyone less self-absorbed than this bunch could’ve easily realised
That their belief in the value of money coinciding with the value of the pecuniary material was deeply flawed
As were the other specious arguments put forth
So unsound they could not stand the test of scrutiny

Never in my life had I ever witnessed such high degrees of scholastic sophistry
But at least my time wasn’t totally wasted
The experience inspired this writing


Heath Muchena, 2017

4 Comments on “The Sound of Scholastic Sophistry”

  1. vivachange77 says:

    Heath, I can’t begin to discuss money with you but I like the way you write about it. Your restraint in questioning the others present at the meeting is admirable.

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  2. I of July says:

    Coming to think of it, I’m not much of a talker among crowds anyway. Glad it’s entertaining to a degree ☺


  3. cat9984 says:

    It has been my experience that trying to engage people in this situation is usually more frustrating than simply listening to them

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I of July says:

    So true. You just made me laugh 😁 thanks

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