Monday, October 13, 2008

John Stuart Mill on the Subway

They took away my favorite Poetry in Motion posters, but now we have something called Train of Thought.
I read this on the subway:

"The only freedom deserving the name is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it. Each is the proper guardian of his own health, whether bodily, or mental and spiritual. Mankind are greater gainers by suffering each other to live as seems good to themselves, than by compelling each to live as seems good to the rest".

John Stuart Mill, On Liberty.

What a cool dude. More modern than us today.

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