Isaac Asimov Knew a Thing or Two

Isaac Asimov on knowledge
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

Why have we stopped admiring the brightest among us, in favor of those who are only capable of “bumper-sticker” jargon? I know there are always two or three or twenty sides to every story–but they can’t all be accurate. When, as a nation, have we stopped caring about facts?

This is a dangerous path we are on. I would use the tired term “slippery slope,” if I weren’t so sick of hearing it. We’ve fallen into the trap of trendy terminology and, if we are to advance, we have got to stop.

Every political scandal does not have something to do with a “gate.”  Every problem we need to solve does not have to have a “war” waged against it.

The media has gotten caught up in the Manhattan advertising practice of the clever logo or jingle.  Dumbing down the population makes the population easier to control.

I’m curious about the words or phrases that you, dear reader, are completely and utterly sick of hearing.  Maybe, together, we can create a dictionary of words and phrases from hell.  I look forward to your suggestions.

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5 thoughts on “Isaac Asimov Knew a Thing or Two”

  1. Although I’m a little late to the party, I am SO on board with this post, especially the last line in your first paragraph. Even previously-respectable news organizations have been reduced to a barrage of opportunistic, ratings-lusting sound bites. As for my own peeve, you’ve already hit it with the “war” angle, especially when it comes to some fool saying or doing something offensive, and when the inevitable, reasonable backlash comes, they holler about a war against them. Ugh.

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