Or perhaps for all time. Today's Google Doodle honors Marshall McLuhan (whom I had never heard of before) "a Canadian professor, philosopher, and public intellectual." What a job title! Can I be a public intellectual? I think I would be good at it. How much does it pay?
Anyway... There are several quotes listed. This one seems particularly relevant.
A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding.
I'm sure Mr. McLuhan had a point of view also but I suppose he was qualified. After all he was a public intellectual.
Don't know why I'm being so snarky this morning. I really don't know anything about the man. (I think the words "public intellectual" set me off.) Anyway, I like the quote. It seems like an awful lot of people these days are substituting viewpoints for understanding. I think most people don't know the difference.