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The Question (ID Number 652)...

    Mr Quinn, held within every one of your books is a certain type of knowledge which I perceived to be almost "common sense" or complete earthly logic. But I fail to understand how everyday individuals are either shocked by your "revelations" or completely unfazed by them. It is as if everyone on the planet is living their lives without the guidance of any logical thought progression whatsoever. So my question is, why do you think that so many individuals who play important roles in our society don't seem to make the connection that one section of the planet is interconnected with all other sections? Why are questions like"Don't you like to breath clean air?" "Yes" "Then why do you drive an SUV?" answered with blank stares. Is something turning our logical progressive brains off? I know its sort of a non-answerable question but I thought I would see what you would say in hopes of quelling my frustrations.

    ...and the response:

    I'm afraid it's ever the case that people see what pleases them to see and avert their eyes from what does not please them. To put it another way, they live in a state of denial about things they don't want to face or think about. But even so, it seems to me that more and more people are coming out of this state of denial every day, which is a source of hope for the future.

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