Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Henry Louis Mencken once said: “The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear—fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety.”
What do you think about that quote?
I want, from the depths of my being, to disagree with Mencken!
I want to say IT ISN’T TRUE!
But, is it?
Too often, I’m guilty of seeking the easy way and not the unknown.
Too often, I seek safety not uncertainty.
Am I a coward?
Or, is the course of least resistance sometimes good?
Is fear and safety always opposites?