Saturday, May 06, 2006

AMF on Americans and Knowledge

"My mom acquired a habit of not asking questions when she lived with my father," replied Emily carefully. "Look, don’t get me wrong, she's not a bad person and I love her in my own way but she's like a lot of Americans. She's just kind of opted out. She doesn't want to know, about anything, because she's come to understand that knowledge is frightening and makes demands of her, demands she can't handle, so she deliberately avoids it."

--"A Mighty Fortress", pg. 191

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