Monday, August 31, 2015

For Reflection: "As self-centered as I please"

“If I merely tolerate my neighbor on the assumption that all of us are equal, that means I can take no interest in the question of which ones of us are right and which ones are wrong; it means I am denying the community the use of my intelligence and judgment; it means I am not prepared to defer to those whose abilities are superior to mine, or to help those whose condition is worse; it means I can be as self-centered as I please.  Wendell Berry, qtd. in Christian Smith, et al. Lost in Transition, 68.

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