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Thread #70513   Message #1203671
Posted By: Amos
09-Jun-04 - 12:28 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Basic Causes of Western Stupidity
Subject: BS: The Basic Causes of Western Stupidity
Everyone knows that while we in the West have re-engineered the face of the world successfully, we have really fallen short in terms of exportable, useable wisdom. Let's face it -- real brains about the human condition and how to address it are nopt our forte outside of the material systems like plumbing, heating, civil engineering, and such.

I think at the bottom there are probably just a handful of core causes -- ideas which have prevented us from reaching a comparable success as human beings to that which we have acheived as matter-mongers and engineers.

I do not know what these core ideas responsible for our Western blind spots are, really. I have found one which I think points the way, and am open to suggestions of others. Here's my first roadsign:

"I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known."
- Walt Disney (1901-1966)