Listen now (9 mins) | How many people can comprehend the last sentence of Mill's On Liberty?
Philosophy student.....will stay humble so the scientists don't "get" me.
I wasn't familiar with that passage, or at least I don't recall it. But I had little trouble sussing out the meaning -- although I felt like the explication that followed it was more sociological than philosophical in nature.
That said, I was raised in a political milieu greatly influenced by Mill, so I'm already reasonably familiar with the ideas explicit and implicit in his writing.