Quote Of The Day.

Thomas Sowell is retiring his pen (or keyboard, IBM selectric, whatever).

In one post today, he reflects on how nice it was to be away from the noise of politics, news etc., during a recent outing with friends.  He implies in another, that it is the lessons unlearned which plague our youth with unrealistic expectations and social fantasy.

“The old are not really smarter than the young, in terms of sheer brainpower. It is just that we have already made the kinds of mistakes that the young are about to make, and we have already suffered the consequences that the young are going to suffer, if they disregard the record of the past.”

It’s well worth reading both.

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  1 comment for “Quote Of The Day.

  1. KG One
    December 28, 2016 at 8:18 am

    Reminds me of another quote from a friend of mine that goes a little something like this:

    "Those who fail the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.

    Those who fail to learn them correctly, why they are simply doomed."

    It's a little sad to see that Dr. Sowell is retiring. I've been reading his work for as long as I can remember.

    All the same, I wish him well.

    His retirement is just a reminder that it is up to the rest of up to keep up the fight.

    From my observations, the next generation is far more worse off than his writings have alluded to and will be needing all of the help that they can get.

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