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Daemon
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Teach him to think for himself? Oh, my God, teach him rather to think like other people!

Mary Shelley (1797-1851)
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Teach him to think for himself? Oh, my God, teach him rather to think like other people!

Mary Shelley (1797-1851)
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Daemon wrote:
Teach him to think for himself? Oh, my God, teach him rather to think like other people!

Mary Shelley (1797-1851)


Each case has its own downsizes: the first might be dangerous, the second - boring... Teach him to think - period, full stop.
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Think for himself is better. The world has never progressed when everyone thinks like the others around them. New ideas means progress.
mirilli
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karlajagan wrote:
Think for himself is better. The world has never progressed when everyone thinks like the others around them. New ideas means progress.



I agree. From a flock of sheep, we can get wool and meat, nothing more.Shame on you
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Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)
From Literary Anecdotes (1800-1829)


From :Matthew Arnold, Essays in Criticism (1888), pp. 205-6.

NOWADAYS all things appear in print sooner or later; but I have heard from a lady who knew Mrs. Shelley a story of her which, so far as I know, has not appeared in print hitherto. Mrs. Shelley was choosing a school for her son, and asked the advice of this lady, who gave for advice—to use her own words to me—just the sort of banality, you know, one does come out with: Oh, send him somewhere where they will teach him to think for himself!' I have had far too long a training as a school inspector to presume to call an utterance of this kind a banality; however, it is not on this advice that I now wish to lay stress, but upon Mrs. Shelley's reply to it. Mrs. Shelley answered: "Teach him to think for himself? Oh, my God, teach him rather to think like other people!'

Read more :https://www.ourcivilisation.com/smartboard/shop/anecdtes/c19/shelley.htm
dave argo
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Daemon wrote:
Teach him to think for himself? Oh, my God, teach him rather to think like other people!

Mary Shelley (1797-1851)


Oh, my God, teach him first how to think so he may think like other people, before he can think for himself.
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