Friday, February 12, 2016

Some things need to be challenged

Seeing that spike in Overgrown Path site traffic triggered by yesterday's post Classical music has more than one glass ceiling reminded me of this quote:
Rebellion is not always bad. Some things need to be challenged. The minority is often right. There is something built into us that should not be quenched - something that won't always go along with the status quo. Creativity is sometimes born of rebellion. Yes, there is the well-known negative side to rebellion; but complacency in the context of abuse or exploitation is unacceptable. And if we constantly squelch in others and within ourselves that quality of rebellion, the results are stunting.
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