Clock Quotes

It is rare that the public sentiment decides immorally or unwisely, and the individual who differs from it ought to distrust and examine well his own opinion.
– Thomas Jefferson

2 responses to “Clock Quotes

  1. Interesting. I usually find that my opinions that differ from public sentiment are precisely the ones that I’ve examined well.

  2. One example: Most americans think driving fossil fuel burning cars everywhere is good and necessary. Yet they cause great amounts of pollution, they are responsible for 1/3 of America’s CO2 emissions, they contribute to obesity, and 35,000 people die every year in auto accidents.
    Another example: Coal powerplants, They spew particulate pollution, including radioactive particulates, and tons of CO2. Yet most of us continue to happily use coal power.
    I could go on.
    There are many cases where the public sentiment is clearly – and dangerously wrong. Some of these cases are very high impact.