Thought for the day

The modern Westerner, persuaded that he has a right to “think for himself” and imagining that he exercises this right, is unwilling to acknowledge that his every thought has been shaped by cultural and historical influences and that his opinions fit, like pieces of jigsaw puzzle, into a pattern which has nothing random about it.

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Categories: Gai Eaton, Thought for the day

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  1. Presumably this applies to everyone and not just westerners? But what is the wider implication here? That free will, self-determination etc are false concepts?

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