Saturday, February 25, 2012


Half of the harm that is done in the world is due to people who want to feel important.  They don't mean to do harm - but the harm does not interest them.  Or they do not see it, or they justify it because they are absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves. "The Cocktail Party" TS Eliot (1949)

It is hard not to think of political figures when I read that.

1 comment:

Sam L. said...

And activist groups who insist they want to "save the world". They know better than we poor schlubs. Naturally, they don't care what we think, or want, because they are so much smarter.