30th March 2016

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When I hear the phrase “well adjusted,” I do not always take it as a favorable comment. Mahatma Gandhi has said that to be well adjusted in a wrong situation is very bad; in a wrong situation we should keep on acting to set it right. When Gandhi, at the peak of his political activity, was asked in a British court what his profession was, he said, “Resister.” If he was put in a wrong situation, he just could not keep quiet; he had to resist, nonviolently but very effectively, until the situation was set right.

~~- Eknath Easwaran, from “Words to Live By”

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One thought on “30th March 2016

  1. Reminds me of a socialist anti-freudian song I heard in college (1960s). “I don’t want to get adjusted to this world.”

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