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Goodheart's Journal
Goodheart's Journal
July 24, 2021

Wendy Rogers has got me thinking.... do dumber people enjoy life more or less

than the more intelligent?

"I love the poorly educated".

As I travel to distant places it occurs to me that as a history buff I can better appreciate the current states and people of the locales. As I watch movies and read books it occurs to me that as someone reasonably well read I can better appreciate allusions to other literary or artistic works. As I watch the news it occurs to me that as a fan of physical, political, and economic sciences I can better appreciate the causes and consequences of current events.

59% of Republicans think colleges are bad for America.

Yesterday I was walking here in Charlotte along a beautiful, mostly quiet boulevard, and twice some motorcyclist blew past, their machines equipped to as loud as they can be, and it occurred to me that their joy in loud nuisances is about as simple a pleasure as one can get... requiring very little creativity or effort.... but yet it is pleasure, nevertheless. Why read a book to pass the time? Why bother to learn the history of Barcelona beforehand when it's so easy and so much fun just to go there and drink and eat?

Is stupidity a blessing?

July 22, 2021

Should English spelling be reformed?

I mean, it's just ridiculous, isn't it?

How to spell that thing with gills that swims in the sea? ghoti

Imagine all the grief we could spare our children and others who want to learn the language.

July 19, 2021

"Chernobyl" just might be the greatest thing I've ever seen on TV

Just finished it.

Horrifying. Harrowing. And so very suggestive of what might happen with any government left unchecked.

Bravo to HBO, who surpassed even their own usual stratospheric standards.

Mostly, though, bravo and thanks to all those brave people who gave their lives at Chernobyl to head off what surely would have been the greatest man made disaster in history.

July 11, 2021

Going too far with the statue removals?

Charlottesville abruptly removes monument to Lewis and Clark (whereupon Sacajawea is also depicted, crouching behind them as a tracker).


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