Required Reading

The NYT has a cute report on famous and semi-famous misquotes of famous people, but this bit stuck out:

Gandhi’s words have been tweaked a little too in recent years. Perhaps you’ve noticed a bumper sticker that purports to quote him: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” When you first come across it, this does sound like something Gandhi would have said. But when you think about it a little, it starts to sound more like … a bumper sticker. Displayed brightly on the back of a Prius, it suggests that your responsibilities begin and end with your own behavior. It’s apolitical, and a little smug.


A smug bumpersticker on the back of a Prius? But that’s unpossible!


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