The Dunce Factor

When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.”
Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift (1667 – 1745), the author of Gulliver’s travels, was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet, who became Dean of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin.

This quote reminds me that I can contribute to the dunce factor, by not recognizing genius when it is right in front of me.  I may not like a certain type of music, artwork or fashion statement, but I cannot deny that genius is at work.

London – Jonathan Swift’s City