Friday, March 21, 2008

Quote of the Week

The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.
-- Friedrich Nietzsche

2 comments:

Kelvin Oliver said...

I like this quote. I think a person should be able to be opened to different views. If a young person is to hang out with people that all think alike, then there will be no room to be able to understand another viewpoint.

When someone does not agree with us, we stand our grounds for what we believe. On the other hand, we should accept everyone else's view to be able to get a better understanding of life.

CrustyPolemicist said...

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When someone does not agree with us, we stand our grounds for what we believe.
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And an important aspect of this is that we learn a) what we believe, and b) that we have an obligation to stand our ground and defend what we believe.