"There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance -- that principle is contempt prior to investigation." -- Herbert Spencer
-- From Appendix II, 'Spiritual Experience' in the book "Alcoholics Anonymous" (AA's Big Book) 3rd Edition pg. 570, 4th Edition pg. 568
You: "I don't like brussel sprouts!"
Life: "Have you tried brussel sprouts?"
You: "No! But I do not like them!"