Friday, August 2, 2013

A Voice from the Past - Chesterton

When modern sociologists talk of the necessity of accommodating one's self to the trend of the time, they forget that the trend of the time at its best consists entirely of people who will not accommodate themselves to anything. At its worst it consists of many millions of frightened creatures all accommodating themselves to a trend that is not there.

G. K. Chesterton, 1874-1936, Heretics, Chapter 8, The Mildness of the Yellow Press, (Barnes & Noble, 2007, p. 62)

Is it true that trends are made by those who do not follow trends? How should we respond to this?  

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