Tuesday, August 09, 2005

A great quote.

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.
Henry David Thoreau

(Found as a sub-heading on Strike the Root, thanks to koden.)

I strive to strike at the root, and teach others to do the same, at the very least by learning to tell the branches from the roots. (And this goes as much for myself as for anyone else... I spend at least some time almost every day expanding my knowledge to help me better understand the world around me. I will still hopefully be learning until the day I die.)

Also, I should note that I'm always wary of any use of the word "evil", as I've discussed in several older posts. (For instance, my June 3rd post entitled "In response to Lisa's "the nature of man" post.")

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