Columnist Diane Cameron, the Times Union's resident intellectual, yesterday pointed out what she calls our loss of genuine thinking. She wrote:
We rely on information rather than on the messiness of thinking, mulling, reconsidering and being confused, which are at the heart of a genuine intellectual process.
The solution? Get off the media and pop culture and get back to literature and the classics ---can't argue with that. You've got to figure Ms. Cameron has been doing her part to get back to the classics; One line in her piece reads:
Did we get tired, or did we just get lazy?
That's almost a direct quote from the famous 20th century philosopher Glen Frey, in his Eagles song Lyin' Eyes:
Did she get tired, or did she just get lazy?
If that was a joke, it's brilliant; if not it's even funnier.