Thursday, June 28, 2007

Thursday: Smart?

Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
-- Unknown

This quote appealed to me for many reasons.

I'm tired of hearing about Paris Hilton; that's where the "small minds discuss people" part came in.

I certainly need my time to discuss people and have, in fact, been known to gossip about celebrities, friends, and co-workers with the best of them. But, I also really find myself craving intelligent conversation. I need to talk about smart ideas, important ideas, possibilities.




3 comments:

Rebecca said...

Amen sista! All the Paris stuff is really getting to me! I want to thank your "great minds" here at FWFS for enlightening me everyday!
Rebecca

B said...

Thought you might want to read this article.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/
content/article/2007/06/15/
AR2007061502071.html?hpid=opinions
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Barb said...

Thanks for sharing the article, Beth. I'm currently all wrapped in up in thinking that we don't challenge students enough. And in a lot of cases (but certainly not all!), teachers don't challenge themselves enough either!