Quotes of the Day #2

"The most insidious message that children - and adults - get from the average television program is the notion that motivation is singular, that all questions have answers, that justice always triumphs, that love conquers all, that life is unambiguous, and that there will always be a deus ex machine 'in the wings' waiting to rush in."

- Edwin H. Friedman, A Failure of Nerve (New York: Seabury Books, 1997/2007) 82.


"When we begin relying on the Internet for all of our news and information we will turn into a nation of zombies."

- Neil Postman (source unconfirmed. I found this on Wikiquote, through Wikipedia, using Google, immediately after reading the internet news and eating my afternoon brains-snack)


Anonymous said...

Not if your watching Lost. There are no answers, everything is meaningless, justice is subjective and life is most definitely ambiguous.

Andrew said...

Maybe that's why the show does so well; everyone knows that as painfully frustrating as it can be, at least its more true to real life.