Antonio P. Contreras – sense of reason

Food for Thought:

“… we (also) have to temper a bit our sense of entitlement that we who are learned in law, IR and politics always know best, based on our understanding of theories and concepts we learn in school and teach to our students. If we keep on doing so we end up arrogantly dismissive of the ordinary and everyday sense of reason, worse we label these as stupidity. This is where we end up being dismissed by those who we want to transform and influence. You make them understand by getting into their patterns of thinking. Sometimes gems of political understanding could be found from the organic and raw knowledge of the ordinary citizen.” ~Antonio P. Contreras, (FB, October 2016)