Posts Tagged ‘burden’

“The inferior man’s reasons for hating knowledge are not hard to discern.  He hates it because it is complex – because it puts an unbearable burden on his meager capacity for taking in ideas. Thus his search is always for short cuts. All superstitions are short cuts. Their aim is to make the unintelligible simple, and even obvious.” -H.L. Menkel

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“The inferior man’s reasons for hating knowledge are not hard to discern. He hates it because it is complex – because it puts an unbearable burden on his meager capacity for taking in ideas. Thus his search is always for short cuts. All superstitions are such short cuts. Their aim is to make the unintelligible simple, and even obvious.” -H.L. Mencken

“My self-esteem was such a difficult burden for me to carry around I had to constantly let others take care of it for me. That’s a bad mistake.  Sooner or later, they can’t carry your self-esteem for you and you fall apart.” -James Altucher