Quote by Norman Cook
I try to make people smile and dance, not think about things or educate them.
This quote suggests that the speaker's purpose or goal in their actions is to bring joy, amusement, and entertainment to people rather than promoting deep thinking or providing educational value. They prioritize creating moments of happiness through laughter and dance, prioritizing enjoyment and escapism over intellectual stimulation or knowledge acquisition.
Over and over again, financial experts and wonkish talking heads endeavor to explain these mysterious, 'toxic' financial instruments to us lay folk. Over and over, they ignobly fail, because we all know that no one understands credit default obligations and derivatives, except perhaps Mr. Buffett and the computers who created them.
Now, as a law directed against the mass of the nation has not the nature of a reasonable institution, so neither has it the authority: for in all forms of government the people is the true legislator; and whether the immediate and instrumental cause of the law be a single person or many,
Among all the world's races, some obscure Bedouin tribes possibly apart, Americans are the most prone to misinformation. This is not the consequence of any special preference for mendacity, although at the higher levels of their public administration that tendency is impressive. It is rather that so much of what they themselves believe is wrong.