A Nurse with a Gun

Monday, September 29, 2008

Wisdom



"Most people have opinions about just everything there is, but the value of those opinions is directly proportional to whatever experience and knowledge they have of the subject in question. If we are talking about brain surgery you don’t want to do anything based on my opinions, because clearly I’m not a surgeon."---
Jeff Cooper

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Jack said...

No, you're weren't a brain surgeon, but you've helped so many brains in ways brain surgeons can't. Thank you for everything. Requiescat in pace.

Hey Xav, what's your favorite book by J.C.?

6:31 PM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

That's basically what Socrates said: Not everyone's opinion is valid if the opinion is not backed up with rational, informed thought.

Everyone has an opinion, but have those opinions been thought through?

Too often we are told to respect all opinions. Too often, few of those opinions are supported with any thought.

5:42 AM  
Blogger Weer'd Beard said...

If only More Movie Stars and Song Writers listened to the Great Colonel when they decided their ideas of world politics was somehow relevant...

2:49 AM  
Anonymous Terry said...

I don't know why people listen to that old man.

12:07 AM  

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