So screw it, I’ll kick off the weekly ~music video meets poetics~ feature a day late and edit short, and that’ll just have to do, sitting ’round wondering will a matchbox hold my clothes…
The Ignorant know nothing.
The Provincial know only the perspective of their own community.
Traditionalists hear new ideas, but cling to those of their ancestors.
Conformists learn of alternative perspectives, but embrace only the most conventional.
Zealots know of other ideas, but accept only what they already believe.
The Confused stumble across many perspectives, but don’t know what to believe.
It is only the Explorers, the Curious Students, the Free-thinkers, the Scholars who seek out many perspectives and thoroughly investigate each one to dig out its truth.
~ Randy Schutt, Inciting Democracy
(Kristen Hersh, Houdini Blues)