1. Madelyn walters

    A lot of food for thought there! Thanks Joe for your posts…. So enjoy reading them!!

      • Al

        Perhaps this helps to explain the growing phenomenon of “wilfull ignorance” so prevalent in the electorate today.

        • Bookscrounger

          I think you may be right. It is my suspicion that we all start off with outstanding minds, but ratchet down our abilities in response to the cues around us. That will take more discussion, but I have argued elsewhere that maybe we don’t have to generate brilliance, we simply need to tolerate it. (I will move that article here at some time.) Richard Florida points out that the strongest correlation of a ‘cool’ community, one with a vibrant intellectual, cultural and technical scene, is simply tolerance.

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