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  •  If Surface is All You've Got, It Had Better Be (1+ / 0-)
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    really, really good.

    If, however, there is competence and a committment to values and principles, then the surface need not be such a high priority.

    Which is it Carly?  Where's your focus?  

    Our society, especially our media culture, is filled with skepticism of any deeply or strongly held values and principles. ...

    We have heard statements professing "values and principles" so often proclaimed by people who so obviously do not believe them that it has become difficult to believe anyone does. ...

    In response to our skepticism about depth we have focused on the superficial and transient. This focus leads us to believe that if surfaces are all we have to work with, we had better make those surfaces as compelling as possible and that the appearance of a thing is more important that reality.

    Jedediah Purdy from his book For Common Things
    (may not be exact quote, but close.)

    If you say "Let them eat cake", don't accuse the offended peasants of feeling "entitled". It makes them nostalgic for their knitting.

    by Into The Woods on Thu Jun 10, 2010 at 11:21:11 AM PDT

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