There's always more or less than meets the eye
True, Kirk, very true. Does this then mean that the radical works harder and the conservative drags him/her down. Mind you, if there were not this imbalance, this to and fro, I suspect nothing would grow. I suspect we need both, but I prefer to be on the side of the radical, even with my own occasional tendencies towards the conservative. Thanks, Kirk.
I struggle mightily against my tendencies toward the conservative, because I think the radical is often right in the long run. It's one reason I write a blog. Thanks for commenting, Elisabeth.
Hmm, sounds like a dialectic!
radical and conservative, the yang and yin that maintain the balance. either one in excess, not so good.
@Badger--The trick is not to end up like Socrates.@standing--We've gone from Hannibal, Missouri to ancient Athens to ancient China. You can't say I don't have a wide-ranging comment section.
What else do conservatives have to protect and hold onto, but other people's ideas?
Good point, Kass.