Debunking Popular Myths || Be the Change you want to see wasn’t said by Gandhi

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I am about to take a dump on one of the most vapid and popular aphorisms I have come across today, without saying a word. I am going to repost  an article that appeared in The New York Times about 2 years ago.

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Falser Words Were Never Spoken

By BRIAN MORTON
Published: August 29, 2011

… […]… 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.

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