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Old 05-13-2006, 05:00 PM   #1
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mark twain quote

"We all do no end of feeling, and we mistake it for thinking. And out of it we get an aggregration which we consider a boon. Its name is public opinion. It is held in reverence. Some think it the voice of God."

does anyone know what this means? i always feel like im about to understand it but i just cant figure it out.
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Old 05-13-2006, 07:51 PM   #2
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i think it means we mistake our feelings for thinking. And some of us mistake our own thinking/opinion for the voice of God meaning that we see our opinions as something higher than anothers.
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i think it means we mistake our feelings for thinking.
I agree

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And some of us mistake our own thinking/opinion for the voice of God meaning that we see our opinions as something higher than anothers.
I think it means people care far too much about what others think of them in general.
 
Old 05-13-2006, 08:26 PM   #5
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I think it means people care far too much about what others think of them in general.
Thats how I interpreted that part.
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Old 05-13-2006, 08:32 PM   #6
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I think it means people care far too much about what others think of them in general.
i just re-read the quote. I read it wrong the first time. I agree with this statement.
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