<<<their eyes had usually paused at the site of it. Part of their brain knew there was something there...>>>
Funny thing about this is that I always do this when I read you. I see something that no one else does. What do you suppose that is?
About this article, John...it is longer than long. What are you trying to point out here? What, fashion, religion, what I say to you, or you to me? What is your point? Want to make this a little less broad?
Yes, I understood that, but wonder why John posted it here. What specifically was he trying to convey with all that, here? It covered so much ground that it was hard to tell what was the message, for us, here at BFF. I suppose something about fitting in better if one keeps there mouth shut?
I don't think summarization is always appropriate.
August 10 2005, 4:51 PM
I often read something interesting on the Internet and summarize it for my wife. Sometimes, however, I tell her that she needs to read it for herself; a summary won't do. This one is in that catagory.
As for why John Bayko posted it in the first place, I presume he posted it for the same reason that I think it needed to be posted, but I may be completely wrong; his reason may be completely different than mine. I think it needed to be posted because too many people at BFF notice that the masses are wrong with respect to breast freedom, but don't look at the broader problem.
I only found one thing to disagree with:
<<< When people are bad at math, they know it, because they get the wrong answers on tests. But when people are bad at open-mindedness they don't know it. In fact they tend to think the opposite. >>>
In fact, American students are rather poor at math compared with other countries. However, when asked how they compare with students in other countries, American students think that they are much better than they are, while students in other countries think that they are poorer than they actually are. My guess is that we've dumbed down the tests to the point where American students don't realize how little they know because they aren't being asked difficult questions.
I usually find a lot to quibble with in my first pass over anything that long.
"I really do know what it is he is getting at with the article. I was just hoping he would tell me in his own words."
Sorry to disappoint, but really, it's just that many of the themes I've seen recurring here are covered in this article, and I thought anyone interested in them would also be interested in the perspectives explored in this essay.
Although I usually summarize links, I didn't think a summary would have conveyed what this was really about, and I thought anyone who wasn't interested would figure that out within the first few paragraphs and bail before they wasted too much time.