Friday, November 7, 2008

Ridiculed, Violently opposed & Accepted

"All truth passes through three stages. First it is ridiculed. Secondly, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

Arthur Schopenhauer
German philosopher

The quote above grabbed my undivided attention because it's been a belief of mine that one of our downfalls in America is our inability, collectively as communities and individuals, to discuss, own, and address, the truths of matters and their statistics which prevents us (or one) from truly solving problems because we are seldom, if ever, dealing with problems at their root cause levels.


TarrantLibertyGuy said...

This reminds me of a quote from Gandhi that I love: "First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win."
Remember that.

Suzette Watkins said...

tarrantlibertyguy - Thank you! I will remember that. I appreciate your words.

Anonymous said...

i was just looking for this quote, i think this is the time i'll be quoting both of these often =P it's hard to create a think tank =P