Douglas Adams on present danger

It can be very dangerous to see things from somebody else’s point of view without the proper training.
—Douglas Adams (quotation reblogged from Psychologist Mimi)


By the Tiber in Roma. Who am I to tell anybody not to?

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    1. Mamie, you can always tell me if you don’t agree. 🙂 I think Douglas Adams didn’t really mean that, whereas I’m dead serious.

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      1. Did I misunderstood?

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      2. Which part? And how did you understand? 🙂 I think everybody can understand this in their own way.

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      3. No I understood and I agree again. Of course in my way. My opinions are mine. Even if I listen others, I make sure I agree with my values before I make it mine. Hard to have that kind of discussion in english (for me). 😀

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      4. I agree to that, it’s hard to talk about it this way. My posts are sometimes on purpose a little unclear. In this case everybody can have their own thoughts. It would be much better to discuss it in person. 🙂

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  1. I think it would be ok if you did!

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    1. 🙂 I think the entire bunch of lifetimes hides in this “ok”. And a couple of books.

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  2. badfish says:

    I just can’t get used to your new theme, woman!! I keep seeing the old one in my head, and then I come here and see all this new stuff.

    I’m trying to see things from the perspective of others above, but it seems too dangerous, and I have no training whatsoever? But one thing…Douglas Adams…you have to squint your eyes to understand what he is saying.

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    1. But… but… it is an improvement, no? My old theme was not nearly as organised, it was all over the place. As am I, but this is beyond the point. Douglas Adams is to be felt, not understood, in my opinion. Or grokked, if you wish. Also, for somebody without internet you’re coming in loud and clear and present and dangerous. 😀

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      1. badfish says:

        Well, of course, it’s an improvement. It’s just different than before. And yeah…organized is always good.
        As for Adams: right, gotta grok that dude. Clear and present danger is right!

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  3. Love this quote! The Adams one. Though those Italian writings on the walls are always great, too. Who knows, live and let live…

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    1. In this case it was just a commercial for a website, I’m afraid. :p But I’ve taken a shot of a good Italian writing today, before I bought the little orange fellows. 😀

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      1. Can’t wait to see it, and the orange fellows 🙂

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  4. So true! A rounded education with all points of view presented is what’s needed to be really informed and educated. Sadly in my country it’s tilted to one side these last many decades. Intelligence is waning…and it’s showing! Dumbing Down is their way to power.
    My question. When will the people/sheepeople wake up and demand a truly rounded and literate curriculum that my parents and I had? I hope sooner rather than later. In the meantime I am teaching my children and Grandchild what I hope is a better understanding of the world, math, science, and language than what is being taught today in our public school system.

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    1. It’s showing indeed, Deborah, and the rest of the world is watching to see how your great nation will pass your intelligence test. 😉 Nothing funny at all about it, of course. The sheepeople never know what they are missing, we cannot expect anything from them. It is truly on each individual to carry on carrying on without help from the system. When there is nobody around who would deserve our respect, or in fairy-tale speak, no prince to come to kiss the Sleeping Beauty and wake her up, the Sleeping Beauty kisses herself awake. Not very sure that Douglas Adams had this in mind though. 🙂

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