Johnny can’t

The problem isn’t that Johnny can’t read. The problem isn’t even that Johnny can’t think. The problem is that Johnny doesn’t know what thinking is; he confuses it with feeling.

—Thomas Sowell


  1. That explains the uncomfortable feeling I used to get when watching some of the episodes of The Wire. The brilliant cast gave the impression of those living in the projects being focused almost exclusively on the present – which is exactly what you do if you feel – and don’t think.

    I don’t know how to relate. Books have been my constant companions since I was 3, and my parents probably read to me before that.

    Even with what’s left of my brain, thoughts are always crawling about in there.

  2. How true. I have recently been tossing comments back and forth where someone has asserted that he has shown things when in fact, he’s just asserted them.

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