An irregular round-up of interesting reads. Most of these made me go "hmmmmm," none of them imply concurrence:
"In this age, the mere example of nonconformity, the mere refusal to bend the knee to custom, is itself a service. Precisely because the tyranny of opinion is such as to make eccentricity a reproach, it is desirable to break through that tyranny that people should be eccentric. Eccentricity has always abounded when and where the strength of character has abounded, and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage that it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric, marks the chief danger of the time." - John Stuart Mill
The Devil’s Playground: Social media is an apt tool for America’s enemies to divide us.