Archive for September 1st, 2009

Best parental advice ever

Parents give their children advice about life, the universe and everything to try to give them ammunition to hold their own. The best advice I ever had from my father was on the subject of having opinions that were different from other people’s. He said there would be many times in life when I would have a different view from other people – he told me that I should never automatically assume I was wrong. I never took this as licence automatically to assume that I was right, mind you, but it was helpful to have the core idea embedded in my brain that being in a minority didn’t mean my view was not worth having.

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