The Laramee Filter: pseudorandom thoughts, subsequently put on the Internet.
Tom Laramee
Date Published:
December 3rd, 2014
Word Count:
179 (2:00 read time)
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All Progress Has Resulted From Those Who Took Unpopular Positions

(That is all)

I seem to be a master of this (taking unpopular positions) .. so I'm looking for the silver lining here.

Here's the full quote, compliments of Adlai Stevenson:

All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions. All change is the result of a change in the contemporary state of mind. Don't be afraid of being out of tune with your environment, and above all pray God that you are not afraid to live, to live hard and fast. To my way of thinking it is not the years in your life but the life in your years that count in the long run. You'll have more fun, you'll do more and you'll get more, you'll give more satisfaction the more you know, the more you have worked, and the more you have lived. For yours is a great adventure at a stirring time in the annals of men.

He has a lot lot of quotes. E.g. / related:

My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.