Quote of the Day: Isaac Asimov.

Via on Sep 16, 2011

“Anti-intellectualism
has been a constant thread
winding its way through our political and cultural life,
nurtured by the false notion that
democracy means
that
‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’”
~ Isaac Asimov

We Americans, on both the left and right, love being “right.” It’s much easier than being uncomfortable.

Who among us hasn’t heard a friend (or ourselves) say something like, “I can’t be wrong, I have a right to have my opinion.” With thanks for the tip to Reddit.

~

Only slightly related bonus: Fcuk me, Ray Bradbury.

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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2 Responses to “Quote of the Day: Isaac Asimov.”

  1. You really oughtta fix this post, though, with the "Anti" way up in the corner, it looks like Isaac's attacking "intellectualism" rather than "Anti-intellectualism."

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