Saturday, May 1, 2010

Heard Myself Saying It

It’s not a major problem to persuade a majority to vote for self-indulgence.
We were driving on the highway—and I was just reacting to something we’d heard on the news. It just popped out. Thus are epigrams born. The difference between a famous one and millions of others entirely forgotten is that the person who said it has a name and it was picked up in a speech or in some bit of writing... A good modern use of the epigram, however, once we notice it, is to build it into a quick blog post, as I’ve learned from the Maverick Philosopher, as for instance here and here.

2 comments:

  1. Indeed, my experience is that the real challenge is to get the majority to vote for the good of everybody, not just themselves.

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  2. I like this idea, of a brief post based on a creative aphorism. I looked at the MAverick Philosopher's posts too. Fun.

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