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Guess who said this and when: the harm does not interest them

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“Half the harm that is done in this 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 surprising answer

I can’t tell you when exactly.  It was before 1965 though. It was said by T. S. Eliot.

I couldn’t find the source. If you know, please tell me.

“the harm does not interest them”.

We might have thought it was said of our time.



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