Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Selective Ignorance

Selective ignorance, a cornerstone of child rearing.  You don't put kids under surveillance: it might frighten you.  Parents should sit tall in the saddle and look upon their troops with a noble and benevolent and extremely nearsighted gaze.

-- Garrison Keillor (1942-), American novelist, humorist, and public radio personality, Leaving Home (1987), page 19

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