Monday, September 10, 2012

Outside the confines of conformity

“In this age, the mere example of non-conformity, the mere refusal to bend the knee to custom, is itself a service. 

Precisely because the tyranny of opinion is such as to make eccentricity a reproach, it is desirable, in order to break through that tyranny, that people should be eccentric. 

Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character has abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage which it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric, marks the chief danger of the time.”

                                                                                             John Stuart Mill

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This week, I will feature intrepid personalities whose resounding courage defied popularly-held paradigms and traditions that encumber the unfolding of human potentialities and the advancement of nations.  



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  1. A wonderful quote and a beautiful capture, Tito! Thank you for sharing! Have a great week!


  2. I love the quote and your photo. To think that Mr. Mills was expounding upon what only few people think today.