05 January 2012

Old Possum explains it all

"People can be persuaded to desire almost anything, for a time, if they are constantly told that it is something to which they are entitled and which is unjustly withheld from them."

T.S. Eliot, Christianity and Culture, "Notes towards the Definition of Culture"


Leah said...

There's nothing new under the sun, eh?

Rebekah said...

No kidding.

Louise said...

So true.

I once had a young student tell me, "I didn't get a school break because we went on vacation over the break." Still trying to figure that one out... Poor kid... :-)

Cathy said...

... so the eyes of man are never satisfied... Sigh.