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What do you think of this quote by Eleanor Roosevelt?

"Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people." - Eleanor Roosevelt

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:18 PM on Mar. 1, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (20)
  • Meh... true and not true. I think great minds discuss ideas, events AND people lol.

    Answer by Ati_13 at 2:23 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • yup, she was an amazing woman

    Answer by sati769leigh at 2:24 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • pretty true. its kind of like, if you are intelligent you are going to have more to talk about than just gossip.

    Answer by missbreezy214 at 2:30 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • completely agree

    Answer by brenlp at 2:31 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • she was a smart person! i agree.

    Answer by AmaliaD at 2:38 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • Sometimes talking about people IS the most intelligent thing to do. What if no one had ever talked about some of the most influentual people in history?

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 3:01 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • So I guess only stupid people discuss the people on American Idol.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:32 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • haha. i wonder who the bachelor is going to pick tonight? i agree with ati13!

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:34 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • There are only so many great minds to go around, if they had to wait until they encountered another one so they could discuss ideas, they'd live their lives in silence.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:41 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • I think the greatest weakness of the intellectual is that they spend too much time discussing just ideas and end up in theoretical la-la-land.

    Without integrating events and people into the discussion, all your theories will lack practical application...they'll be pretty to talk about, but that's it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:45 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

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