on reputation and character

Toronto, 2016.09.23

It's almost comically unfashionable to talk about things like character and reputation in today's society, but it wasn't always so. Abraham Lincoln apparently once said, "Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing." What tree do we have, today, when character comes second to status and "reputation" fluctuates with thumbs up on Internet posts.

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rand()m quote

(In which I leave the final word to someone else.)

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

-George Orwell