New Ideas

Tony Benn died two years ago today, you may or may not agree with his politics but this quote is great. Although it wasn’t intended as such (it was a comment celebrating an individual, Samuel Plimsoll and what he campaigned for) it is a great piece of insight into people and how we behave with new ideas….
My experience is that when people come along with a good idea, in the beginning it is completely ignored. If they go on about it they are considered mad and possibly even dangerous. Then, when it is eventually recognised as a good idea, nobody can be found who does not claim to have thought of it in the first place.”

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