Monday, November 17, 2008

une perle de sagesse

From Aristotle:

That which is common to the greatest number has the least care bestowed upon it.

Something to ponder, especially if you lean leftward. Which is usually cleaner: your bathroom or a public restroom? Most of you (except for the slobs among you) know the answer. Now reflect on why that answer is true.

(NB: I picked up the above quote while reading the Wikipedia entry on "the tragedy of the commons.")


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