Wish you a happy new year 2010

When your views on the world and your intellect are being challenged and you begin to feel uncomfortable because of a contradiction you’ve detected that is threatening your current model of the world or some aspect of it, pay attention. You are about to learn something. This discomfort and intellectual conflict is when learning is taking place.
~ William H. Drury, quoted in Chance and Change: A collection of essays on human ecology written the faculty and staff of College of the Atlantic (Dedication, 1991)

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