Posted by: twotrees | October 24, 2009

“Great Minds discuss ideas…

Eleanor Roosevelt…average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.”  These words from Eleanor Roosevelt are on a small plaque in our home which I read  frequently when walking by it.  They’re poignant to me so I try to remember them as I go about my day.  It’s sad  to see how much time American culture spends on the last of these three points, what with reality television, mainstream media myopia on inane things like “the boy in the balloon” (or not in the balloon as it were) and dissemination of disinformation through the internet leading to an ever changing degree of verisimilitude.

Imagine if each of us replaced just two hours a week of such time-wasting endeavors with activities that build our community, engage in meaningful discourse or just went for a walk, how much different the world could be.

A guy can dream can’t he?



  1. Well said and in total agreement with the aove seniment. We’ve become a national community of news affected disorder. We’re glued to the CNN, Fox or some other 24 hour TV news “spin cycle” for the charge of an emotional anxiety driven addictive behavior’s.

    We need to go back to the days of getting out of the house/office, out of ourselves, and getting back into one on one, face to face conversations to get a perspective of what LIVING was all about…not simply about our ego driven egocentric selves…

    RIGHT on, contribute to yourself, to your community and be the first to get the ball rolling !!

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