Originally Posted by GrumpyCabbie
The hippies were right; if you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.
But understanding the problem is part of the solution, and it is better to gain an understanding of a thing if one practices that thing.
The corollary of
"understanding the problem is part of the solution"
"if you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem"
"if you don't understand the problem, you can come on board and be part of the solution"
... I bet politicians think juust
like that, and is how QUANGOs are born !!!
Might also help explain how some of the misdirected energy initiatives get off the ground!
I suspect relying too heavily on sound-bite sayings might get one into philological trouble!