Thursday, October 13, 2011

Hubris in South Dakota

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition of hubris is "exaggerated self-confidence."

This is the sample sentence they give to help you understand hubris:

"When conceived it was a project of almost unimaginable boldness and foolhardiness, requiring great bravura, risking great hubris."

Hubris (sorry, Merriam-Webster) is generally thought of as an exaggerated self-confidence that leads to total downfall.

This monument was carved on a mountain that is sacred to Native Americans. Not only is it hideous and disrespectful to the land in general, but also it is a colossal example of hubris.

Separation of church and state includes having respect for all churches. Even if they're mountainsides. 

The higher they climb, the harder they fall. South Dakota? Tear.that.thing.down.


Diana Rajchel said...

What makes it even more obnoxious? Someone at Rushmore actually give a sermon at the site. Most boring family vacation stop EVER.

Lori F - MN said...

Been there 2x. was so unimpressed by the commercialisim that I didn't want to see it up close a 2nd time.
Crazy Horse is by far more impressive. I hope it gets finished in my lifetime. I wonder how much donations they get from local and regional tribes.
Also, if you want to see something truely awesome - head to devil's tower.