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Moral Paychecks

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something when
his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”

– Upton Sinclair

I came upon this quote while watching Al Gore’s pseudo-documentary movie “An Inconvenient Truth”. Go watch it if you haven’t seen it yet. Its brilliant. Just absolutely brilliant. And if it doesn’t shock you into any new level of environemental consciousness or action, then you’re a dead person.

Gore was referring to the quote in the context of people – particularly men – who fail or deliberately fail to achieve understanding or take action on issues related to global warming because it will mean a cut in their paycheck.

You might as well write it in stone, because its so damn true.


Filed under: Quotable Quotes

5 Responses

  1. mariya says:

    Yeah we watched it the day UmmTayyab was over. It was a bit scary too..

  2. Maverick says:

    Really awesome movie. Too bad most Muslims forget about their obligations to the environment. It should be stressed more often.

  3. Hala says:

    hehehehe this is sooo truu like some ppl I no.

  4. Editor says:

    I love that quote 😦

  5. Taz says:

    bwahahaha this reminds me of Peter.

    He never knows when to STFU. always raggin’ on and on no wonder hes so fat.

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