Friday, July 15, 2005

Permission

Tim Boucher writes:
One of the other points that Nathan made indirectly is the idea of giving people permission. Permission to actually follow their interests. A lot of people need that, are lacking it, and can’t seem to give it to themselves. They’re worried that people will laugh at them or think they are crazy.


I've run into that myself, the feeling that you need permission to study things outside the mainstream: Whether it's Gnosticism, or Theology, or Freemasonry, or what have you. Tim makes the quote in the context of Conspiracy theory, but this can apply to any field of inquiry that doesn't have to do with the "mainstream" of music, tv, sports, etc...

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