It’s never been as easy to be an intellectual

Do you click through to see the underlying data?

Are you aware of both the status quo and the argument against it?

Have you done the reading?

Are you comfortable asking, “why?”

Do you know how it works?

When someone knows more about something than you do, are you willing to catch up?

If the data makes it clear that you’ve taken the wrong position, are you eager to change your mind?

Are you interested in having a spirited conversation about the way things are, the way they were, they way they might become?

Can you set aside your worldview, at least for a few minutes, to consider an alternative way to look at the situation?

Along the way, Intellectual with a capital “I” got a bad reputation, the kind of person you want nothing to do with. But the small “i” kind, the person who cares enough to do the work… we need that, badly.

It’s never been easier, but sometimes, it seems as if it’s never been less popular.

Reblogged from: here

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About janaknmistry

Janak is a 1984 born, MSc and MBA educated from Mumbai, India. He is an avid traveller by choice and a solopreneur by luck. He has clocked many thousands of kilometres on a motorcycle. It was his journey to the Leh-Ladakh, which motivated him to write about his experiences throughout the journey in enjoying the beauty, pain and hardships. He has successful authored and published his book called “Journey in Time with Timeless Memories” which is released and published in Germany and available all over the world besides Asia and the Middle East. Apart from being an author he is an active book reviewer too and have reviewed books by some of the established authors in USA. Janak runs a motorcycle expedition co. called Jack n Jill-The Moto Expedition Co. He is passionate about travelling and photography, which helps him find a beauty and meaning in this wide busy world. It was his journey to the Leh-Ladakh which motivated him to write about his experiences throughout the journey in enjoying the beauty, pain and hardships. He is passionate about travelling and photography which helps him find a beauty and meaning in this wide busy world.
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