The tinier one's brain, the less others need to wash.
....... but then again.... when you add up all those tiny little brains, it becomes one gigantic uncontrollable mess..... I wish we had a lot less (bigger) brains which was washed often. Statistically that statement doesn't work. :)
I think our susceptibility to brainwashing has less to do with the organ's size than with how much control we can exercise over our own thoughts. In most cases: very little.
Stan: You are absolutely right! I wrote my comments with a lot of grain of salt.... Actually I was talking about not brain washing but actual washing with laundry detergent... :):)
Dear Sean :) - You're so mysteriously subtle. Or maybe just plain obscure? (See your June 05-10 post: "Interesting, isn't it?", and the link to pellucid.) Whatever...Your profound thought, and Nevin's comment, lingered in my mind during sleep, creating a whirpool of grayish gel-like matter swallowed in giant sudsy water. This morning, I'm very relieved to read Stan's clarifying comment.Actually, I had a fairly substantial brain in my youth. It resisted cleaning. But throughout the years, it had to endure so many scrubbings, that it lost much vigour. I doubt it has retained one original thought from my brilliant, resilient, strongly opiniated, know-it-all young years.I'm not sorry...
You know, Sean, that I love your challenging posts. The word "subtle" applied to you is high praise from me. ;-)
Luckily my brane is small enough to be cleansed throoughly with a wet wipe!
I've come late into this conversation, Sean. I don't understand what's going on.