Some Thoughts and Quotes on Public Discourse


In order to speak with authority we must first listen to our adversary with careful consideration!

How did this happen?
It used to be, everyone was entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts. But that’s not the case anymore. Facts matter not at all. Perception is everything
Stephen Colbert

Where are they?
Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.
Colin Powell

The Truth Hurts
Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The Political System as it should be
The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.
Joseph Joubert

Is this The American Public or just Facebook?
The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it.
George Bernard Shaw

When are politicians going to start doing something about his problem instead of working to increase it?
Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now and facts and science and argument do not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we’re hardwired not to always think clearly when we’re scared. And the country’s scared.
Barack Obama

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About safrisri

I have been a teacher since 1971 and have taught at all educational levels from pre-school to college. My college degree is general science which I arrived at after 5 years and 5 different majors. A degree as it turns out, almost as valuable and in demand as one in Neo-Bulgarian Mythology. I have been around education for around 40 years and can remember when teaching was a pleasant, happy and creative job and our schools were the same. My writings will reflect on my past mistakes and successes and what my students have taught me about education.
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