Quote of the Day: The Unreasonable Man

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"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man." - George Bernard Shaw

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  • A teenager persists to adapt the world to himself.

    A person in his 30s adapts himself to the world.

    So, all progress depends on teenagers?

    That is the most idiotic statement i've ever heard from Shaw.

  • Ha!  Well, some teenagers I know are in fact unreasonable, but those don't attempt to adapt anything - too lazy! They just complain. So in the case you've mentioned, nothing would change!

  • A student who said my father was the best teacher he ever had came to dad's memorial service, 60 years later.

    He taught the young man... to think, question everything. He called my dad 'an unreasonable man'; it was the highest honour - to change a young man's life, and have that fellow remember and show up to testify. My father was a nonconformist. And the idiot below who swapped 'teenager' with the original word hasn't learned a thing from life, except perhaps majority thinking and following a lazy, obvious sort of thought process.

  • Like always, George Benard Shaw proved to be very intellectual, but quite dumb in that he was so close to the right conclusions, but just misses the real picture and ends up with something grotesque and evil.

    Certainly you need someone that sees the world differently, but that different in the end not "unreasonable".  The "unreasonable" man may be better described as uncontent while the current establishment is content.  After all, reason may loose battles, but it always wins wars.  

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