NOETIC (nō etʹik) – adj. of or having to do with the mind or intellect; sometimes specifically able to be understood only by the intellect.
Think “poetic” with your noodle – not the pool noodle, silly – your noggin / noodle / little pea brain. Noetic belly-flops into your intellectual pool of thought.
We “wax poetic” from tidbits of prose floating through our minds. And we grab those tantalizing tastes of wisdom with our intellect – noetic.
But according to famous and infamous Swiss psychiatrist, Carl Jung, “… intellect is, at best, only the half of truth …”*
“Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion and knowledge.” ~ Plato
Our Wordplay Wednesday may be short ‘n’ sweet, but you can spend the week and more, researching the intellect and its philosophies.
A few heady places to start:
* For your pleasure, Jung’s full quote: “We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect; we apprehend it just as much by feeling. Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is, at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest, also come to an understanding of its inadequacy.”