Tuesday, 12 September 2006

Fewtril #119

If a scholar changes his outlook in maturity, we may say he has shrugged off his youthful fantasies – or lost his marbles.

3 comments:

John East said...

Contrast this with those that formulate their philosophy in their teens and remain trapped forever in one mindset for the rest of their lives.
It's the intellectual equivalent of those individuals one occasionally comes across (I know two personally) who were huge Elvis fans fifty years ago, and still wear the same clothes, and hair styles, and are unaware of any music released since 1960.

I say they are stupid, they say they got it right the first time. Who is to decide?

niconoclast said...

Most people travel from Left to Right don't they, which suggests that conservativism - if I can spell it - is a sign of maturity. Arrested moral and intellectual development is what old lefties suffer from.

Thomas Fuller said...

Most people travel from Left to Right don't they, which suggests that conservativism - if I can spell it - is a sign of maturity.

Reminds me of the old adage: "A liberal is a conservative who's never been mugged".