Wednesday, May 16, 2007


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."


  1. I've often thought that artists become artists because some abnormality sets them apart from the masses and allows them to see from a different perspective.

    One of my favorite HG Wells' stories is about a man who ends up in a society where everyone is blind. At first he is seen as a prophet, but gradually the blind people decide he is "seeing things," and they wil have to remove the tumors (his eyes) from his head to return him to normal.

  2. This Einstein quote made me ponder my life's path. I'm a native Texan, reared in a Goldwater Republican home and churched as a Southern Baptist. At 15, I stopped going to church, and by the time I was 21 I was nearly everything the above-described people despise. I'm almost 51 now, and they still usually hate me, even as they say they will pray for me. Was I doing something right?

  3. Sounds ok to me, Joe! Could been a description of me, except I'm slightly older.


Abandon hope, all ye who enter here! (At least put on your socks and pants.)