Saturday, October 24, 2020

The inheritance of closed-mindedness

"Is this closed-mindedness something we want to pass along to future generations?"

 - Martin Scorsese, 1993

This provocative question was posed by Martin Scorsese as part of a response to a criticism of famed filmmaker Federico Fellini.

What struck me about it is it's timelessness.

Has there ever been a time in history when it wasn't relevant?

I think the timelessness of this questions speaks to human nature.

Just as the challenge to understand one another is intrinsic, the need to strive for that understanding is equally so.