Useless variables

Swiped from Morgan Freeberg, Ten Things That Have Zero Effect on What the Truth Is:

  1. Whether people find out about it.
  2. Whether people agree with it.
  3. Whether a majority are willing to vote for it.
  4. How people feel about it.
  5. How people behave after someone says it out loud.
  6. Whether someone with public visibility is compelled to apologize for saying it.
  7. Whether advertisers bail in the wake of a boycott after it gets said.
  8. Whether or not it’s polite to say it around children.
  9. Whether or not it would make a good movie.
  10. How it will or will not play out, with “the [insert name here] community.”

These would seem to be obvious; but if they were, there’d be no sense in making a list of them.

Mr Freeberg put out two other lists that same day; at least they’re shorter.


  1. Roger O Green »

    2 April 2018 · 1:37 pm

    But what is truth? Is truth unchanging law?
    We both have truths – are mine the same as yours?

    (from something on TV last night)

  2. CGHill »

    2 April 2018 · 2:24 pm

    I think I remember that from something before TV.

  3. Francis W. Porretto »

    2 April 2018 · 3:36 pm

    11. How Morgan Freeberg feels about it.

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