Sunday, March 09, 2008

Revolutionay Quote of the Day: Albert Einstein

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.


skomalley said...

In other words: most people are idiot sheep.

arevolutionofone said...

I wouldn't necessarily put it that harshly. Though in a lot of cases it's true. We are sheep. I think what he's saying is it really is hard, takes some effort of thought and perspective to step out of the frame of reference of the opinions around you and see things the way people might see them who outside your time in history.

That said, it's also true that too many people care more about who wins American Idol than who wins an election. This year that appears to be changing. Let's hope the trend continues.