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Adjustment to the Society of Yesterday


by Norman Boardman — 1935

“IT is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied; better to be a Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied." This bit of wisdom from John Stuart Mill, in his celebrated essay on Utilitarianism, has not been taken very seriously by the author of this book on education. For Morrison, the biggest thing in life is adjustment; better to be a racketeer or a moron properly adjusted to the world as it is than a sensitive and sympathetic person with vision striving to make it better.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 1 Number 1, 1935, p. 31-32
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 13053, Date Accessed: 10/18/2017 9:15:46 AM

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