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Thomas Merton Quote

by bill - 2021-11-08 ( culture / quote )

"People are constantly trying to use you to help them create the particular illusions by which they live. This is particularly true of the collective illusions which sometimes are accepted as ideologies. You must renounce and sacrifice the approval that is only a bribe enlisting your support of a collective illusion… You must be willing, if necessary, to become a disturbing and therefore an undesired person, one who is not wanted because he upsets the general dream."

-- Thomas Merton


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