Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Thinking the Unthinkable? Absolutely Necessary!

"We must learn to welcome and not fear the voices of dissent. We must dare to think about 'unthinkable things' because when things become unthinkable, thinking stops and action becomes mindless."Senator J. William Fulbright (AK)

Too often when we address issues of the day, we become entrenched and unable to think of solutions outside of what has become the dominant orthodoxy.  When this happens, we stiffle innovation, suffocate flexibility, and undermine creativity.  A people who are more concerned about "getting along" as opposed to getting it right will undoubtedly lapse into lethargy and a slow but sure demise.

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