Quote by Proverb
If you want an audience start a fight.
This quote suggests that controversy and conflict tend to attract attention and audience engagement. It implies that by provoking an argument or starting a fight, one can generate interest, participation, and an audience. The quote may reflect the idea that heated debates and conflicts often create compelling discussions that captivate people's curiosity and desire to witness the outcome. However, it also implies that seeking attention through conflict may not always produce a positive or meaningful exchange of ideas.
It is true that there are exercises that can strengthen the 'muscle' that enable us to push back the bounds of acceptation. But these are relatively unimportant. The real problem is that we are trapped in misconceptions that always deceive us, as the matador's cape deceives the bull; that continue to deceive us a million times over the course of a lifetime. Wittgenstein once said that traditional philosophy causes a form of mental cramp, and that the aim of his philosophy was to remove this mental cramp, or to 'show the fly the way out of the bottle'. Our misconceptions involve the passive fallacy and notion that consciousness is a plane mirror that cannot lie about the world it reflects.