The more we learn, the less likely we are to get puffed up with opinions, the lowest form of human knowledge. When we learn for ourselves instead of listening to others filling us with fear, we have an opportunity to remove the “sky is falling” feeling. We often find that what's happening today, as in the Supreme Court case, is nothing new, but history repeating itself. Some argue that books, no matter who writes them, don't tell the truth. I'd counter: If you read enough, the brighter your light of comprehension. Deciding not to self-educate is a choice to remain in darkness and denies you a seat at the table.
In a speech at Suffolk Law School (2007), she said she disliked being the only woman on the Supreme Court. Although she’d disagreed with former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on some important questions, they shared experiences of growing up women.