Comments: Truth

I'll look forward to that defense, Anne; in the meantime, a splendid and entertaining rant -- thanks.

Posted by Hugo at May 5, 2004 09:38 AM

Ah, but there are lots and lots of us with rocks on our heads (I really hope this metaphor catches on, by the way) doing things which make sense to us but which are fundamentally irrational and ultimately self-defeating. Styrofoam, in most circumstances.... buying SUV's because we feel more secure in them.... not voting because "there's no real difference".....

Posted by Jonathan Dresner at May 5, 2004 02:48 PM

Perhaps we'll know our species is finally beginning to mature when the rock-hatted, ray-fearing citizen worries us less than the person whose boulder-bowler is made of the serene belief that 4-wheel drive does, in fact, let you go from 60 to 0 when you're driving on solid ice?

We all have rocks. Some of us just have them a bit better balanced. Heh.

Posted by Anne at May 5, 2004 05:00 PM