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A POLITICAL DISCUSSION

THE CONTRARIAN I see the split in modern society as a tug-of-war between two different basic assumptions or prejudices. One side believes we are born totally virtuous, a clean slate, and all evil is imparted by society.  So if we … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Crowds

THE CONTRARIAN — Contrarians like the book “The Wisdom of Crowds”, by James Suroweiki. It starts with the premise that there is a thread of common opinion or belief in any large group of people. It offers case histories to … Continue reading

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STOICISM

THE CONTRARIAN   Stoicism is an ancient system of philosophy which can be summed up as ‘do not sweat the stuff you cannot do anything about’, although it is more than that. Stoicism might be the best philosophy for those … Continue reading

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ANARCHISTS

THE CONTRARIAN WILLY BRANT’S DIARY   Joe was really cheerful when I met him at the group mailbox yesterday morning. Said he had been up half the night, and was quite pleased with himself, as he had managed to distill … Continue reading

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COMMON SENSE

THE CONTRARIAN The following is a pretty succinct version of a clever OBITUARY which has been circulating for some years, and gets more appropriate as time goes by. Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, … Continue reading

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YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

THE CONTRARIAN   Another positive sign for Dryden’s future, the emergence of a ‘Young Professionals” group. Sheila Wilson, one of our own who has come back to Dryden with her degree and her Dryden enthusiasm was guest speaker at Rotary … Continue reading

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PIGGYPHOBIA

  A PAGE FROM WILLY BRANT’S DIARY So the sermon at church this morning was all about equality, we are all equal in God’s eyes, and need to treat each other so. I thought about my Norwegian relative who vehemently … Continue reading

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