Monday, February 22, 2010

Is Genius in Front Of You?

I heard a great quote today from Jonathan Swift:

"When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him." ~ Jonathan Swift, Thoughts on Various Subjects

Basically, if you didn't get that, when someone comes along who is especially great, all the idiots will join together to fight him. So follow the mass of morons and side with the guy they are against.

Really, it's something to think about. When something totally amazing happens, when someone comes in with something amazing, why is it so hard? Is it just so radical? Is it too amazing for us to handle since they are genius? Is it simply we are scared of the change it brings?

And that brings us back to last week, let's not go backward, just forward...


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