Once upon a time a Kansas City man motoring in New Hampshire sopped at a crosscroads store and entered into conversation with the owner.
"Where do you do your marketing?" he asked. "I always go to Wolfeboro," was the reply. "Isn't Ossipee nearer?" "Yes, I suppose it is a little nearer." "Isn't the road to Ossipee Just as good?" "Just as good." "Can't you do as well in Ossipee as in Wolfeboro?" "Just as well, I guess." "Well, why don't you go to Ossipee?" "I always go to Wolfeboro."
The author of "The Mind in the Making," speaking before the Academy of Science, is asking people if they ever have thought why they are Republicans or Democrats, why they go to church or stay away, why they hold the various opinions they pride themselves on in short, why they go to Wolfeboro.
Dr. Robinson does not insist that people should not go to Wolfeboro if they have any real reason for going. What he wants is that they should not keep on blindly in any course keep on blindly going to Wolfeboro just because they have been brought up that way.
Most of us have little idea of the extent to which we depend on the past for our opinions. Look over a book like Fraser's abridged edition of "The Golden Rough" and you will be surprised at the number of customs that have come down from the Stone Age. The past may be right and we cannot challenge all its heritage.
But we are frequently called on to make decisions under new conditions where tradition ought to be reviewed. How many people vote this ticket or that for no other reason than that they always have gone to Wolfeboro. Kannaa City Star