Forum Post: Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. - by Basho, Matsuo.
Posted 4 years ago on Dec. 18, 2011, 2:08 p.m. EST by puff6962
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It would be fair to say that the objectives of OWS are quite similar to those of the New Deal and the Great Society.
If you would like to read a great book about our current movement, but written about the American people during the Great Depression, then pick up a copy of David Kenney's, "Freedom From Fear."
Wisdom springs from desiring the right things. You can be very clever and determined, but when you pour your energies into folly, you obtain nothing.
Perhaps, at this stage of the movement, it would be helpful to stop shutting down ports or occupying church lots and to start reading.
Another very helpful book, that I would recommend to even the trolls on this forum, is Jonathan Chait's, "The Big Con."
Building an intellectual storehouse of ideas, sorting and refining these ideas, and gauging them against possibility and reality should be the winter project of us all. It's time to think and it's time to seek out the wisdom of the past.