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By BobInnes (registered) - website | Posted April 20, 2011 at 20:37:42

Nice work Kiely in bringing these thoughts together.

I'm curious, and I think it's related to your search, if anyone can give us a sense of how long it takes to change one's mind on an issue. For me, it's usually measured in decades but perhaps it's just a case of the old witticism:

If you aren't a communist at 20, you have no heart, if you aren't a capitalist at 40, you have no head.

Perhaps for 60 we could add something about wisdom or compassion or serenity - well, maybe serenity is for 80!

another favourite:

You aren't what you think you are, but what you think, you are.

I voted for Trudeau and for free trade. I'm now doing penance!

On the first, on the human side, it is a question of understanding there are sharp immutable incompatibilities, despite humanist co-operative tendencies, that we ignore to our ultimate sorrow.

On the second, the more our thinking 'follows the money', the closer we can come to understanding reality. Cynical though that may be on so many fronts.

Cheers, Bob

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