Saturday, November 10, 2007

stating the obvious

A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.
- Bertrand Russell

If I were a true Southern lady I would clutch my chest and have the vapors upon recognizing the inherent truth of this statement.

I asked the fledgling debaters in the 4-H club to tell me who Bertrand Russell was and how this argument might be used effectively.

Perhaps we should all ask ourselves that often.

1 comment:

  1. The most challenging part of accepting this quote is accepting that I'm the "clever man" sometimes, and the "stupid man" more often than not.