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"Great minds discuss ideas"

Blog Posted:12/20/2013 9:54:00 AM

Dear Soupers:

Please leave your comments on the following quote from Eleanor Roosevelt:

“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”

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  1. Date: 12/22/2013 8:15:00 PM
    It seems funny to me that this is put out there to society in general yet the media is exempt as they print or say anything, being truth or fiction, not caring of the lives they destroy. Is this small mindedness, or a mind most devious

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    Fraser Avatar Carl Fraser Date: 12/22/2013 8:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    The greatest lie yhe devil ever told was convincing humanity he didnt exist
  1. Date: 12/21/2013 3:09:00 PM
    I guess I have a great average small mind cause I make use of all three.. I do believe..Its not about discussing people, but its about the wisdom to discuss people with dignity .Its not about discussing events but its about participating in them..Its not the way We discuss ideas ,but the way We create an idea out of our own great average small minds.Other than that ..Our acts make of us greater people than our words.

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  1. Date: 12/21/2013 8:34:00 AM
    what if you discuss people with great ideas? heehee. I like this quote!!! I guess I am more or less in the "average catergory" and sometimes I really get into ideas, but when it involves ideas of politics or religion, as so often happens in life, that often leads to arguments!!! It's so nice to be able to discuss those things with rational people who are not quick to anger.

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  1. Date: 12/20/2013 4:12:00 PM
    As this quote is all about people, logic dictates it came from a small mind lol. Not that I believe that about Eleanor, as a politicians wife, she no doubt tried anything to take the heat off him.

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  1. Date: 12/20/2013 3:53:00 PM
    Assuming there are a huge number of small minds, a smaller number of average minds and an even smaller number of great minds, I would say that there is a direct relationship between these relative numbers and the subjects of topics discussed on TV and the internet.

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    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 12/20/2013 4:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

  1. Date: 12/20/2013 2:37:00 PM
    But, you've rattled my cage Christine and everyone knows how dangerous that is. Actually what she says is very true in its depths. I went out once (ONCE) in high school with the most beautiful girl in the school and all she could talk about was other people and "small" talk. Boring! If I were to choose I would want it all but I would choose ugly smart and interesting over cute dumb and boring any day and there is a distinct difference as to where I want to hang out at a party and it ain't in the corner where people are talking about other people, it is where interesting ideas are being discussed; thoughts, concepts, fun twists and sarcasm that moves beyond pettiness.

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  1. Date: 12/20/2013 1:02:00 PM
    I discuss people, events, ideas ... I discuss whatever I want to discuss. Great, average, or small minds ??? Its just a concept use to disqualify criticism.

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  1. Date: 12/20/2013 12:53:00 PM
    Hello, Christine. Eleanor's quote seems to be trying to impart a subliminal message ... very appropriate. Are you related to TPS?

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  1. Date: 12/20/2013 10:49:00 AM
    I've always hated the adage "Great minds think alike". I prefer "Great minds think for themselves." My 2 cents that has nothing to do with the topic. But on topic, I think all minds, great, average or small, all discuss these things. I enjoy discussing all three, and I'm no fool ;)

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    That Archaic Poet Avatar Just That Archaic Poet Date: 12/20/2013 11:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I don't believe for one minute you're a fool, Craig; quit it! ;)
    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 12/20/2013 10:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ditto, except the fool part,,,,I might be!

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