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Letters: King and Schopenhauer, two great minds

Posted: February 1, 2013 2:00 a.m.
Updated: February 1, 2013 2:00 a.m.

Dear Editor:

A special thank you goes to The Signal for publishing comments of my two favorite thinkers — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Dr. Arthur Schopenhauer — from time to time in the section titled “The Still Small Editorial.”

Yes, every now and again, these two brilliant thinkers get some of their thoughts thusly published in The Signal, and I cut them out of that newspaper and mail them to my brother Mike, who also is a lover of King and Schopenhauer.

In my opinion, Dr. King, 1929-1968, was equally intelligent as all of the other great Americans, but King was far more courageous than they.

King’s famous comment “not to judge people by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character” tends to be forgotten wisdom by many Americans and people worldwide.

Dr. Schopenhauer, 1788-1860, once said not to become a slave to reading books. Instead, one should write one’s own thoughts in order to keep one’s mind fresh and alive.

Nothing is wrong with reading often, but only if it is done to enhance one’s own thoughts.

Yes, both of those men had many great thoughts, which are helping the human condition to improve upon itself. Their thoughts, indeed, can help to improve our own mentality and hence make for a nicer planet.

Again, thanks to The Signal for publishing those two extraordinary thinkers every so often in the newspaper. Both of them have gone down in history as two of the greatest thinkers of all time.


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