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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Hobgoblin


Human nature, in my experience being a human, has two fatal flaws and both are related to simplification in thinking.  


The next time someone tells you that all ‘Merica’s problems would be solved with a wall or that you aren’t praying to the right friend in the sky or that government is going to turn around now that Mitch McConnell is in charge 


(all right, not many people are going to babble out the Mitch statement) 


consider subtlety instead of hobgoblins. 


At least I try to. It occasionally increases my patience from 3.5 seconds to about 45 seconds.



“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.” F. Scott Fitzgerald


“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.” Ralph Waldo Emerson



“The difference between stupid and intelligent people - and this is true whether or not they are well-educated - is that intelligent people can handle subtlety.” Neal Stephenson

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