— Walter Lippmann
“If you are not a better person tomorrow than you are today, what need have you for a tomorrow?”
– Rebbe Nachman of Breslov
There is NO DECISION that will be made – ever! – with perfect information. All decisions are made with incomplete and very often contradictory information. Thus, there is no such thing as a risk-free anything.
“The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it.”
― George Orwell
Nobody likes to debate any more. Nobody walks to talk and listen and consider. Rather, everyone wants to dominate, shout down, and stomp on any other viewpoint than the one they hold.
And never, never, never, never simply “agree to disagree”.
“I can explain it to you, but I can’t understand it for you.”
Pretty much sums it up.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.