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Other People’s Views - NYTimes.com
FEB. 6, 2014

[David Brooks]

David Brooks

When should you care about what other people think and when should you not?

Most of our core beliefs originated with some great figure from the distant past. These ideas, creeds or faiths were then nurtured by generations of other people, who are also now mostly dead. They created a transcendent tradition, which we embrace and hope in turn to pass along to generations as yet unborn. No sensible person would ever be happy betraying the approval of the admired dead just to win some passing approval in the here and now.
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february 2014 by jerryking
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