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“Blanket cynicism gives the illusion of understanding.”

-Marcia Angell, Harvard Lecturer quoted in The New Republic

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I ran across the above quote the other day, and it reminded me of a couple of things:

1.  Many great ideas never see the light of day because of cynical naysayers that always find ways to say “That will never work.”

2.  Group mentality often overcomes a single brilliant voice of innovation or questioning.

Just a quick reminder to myself and others to listen with an open mind…and stand up for ideas that may be different and are worthy of consideration and vetting, but that may change things for the better.