On Institutions And The Individual
Any environment tends to be imperceptible to its users and occupants except to the degree that counter-environments are created by the artist.
Any large company composed of wholly admirable persons has the morality and
intelligence of an unwieldy, stupid, and violent animal. The bigger the
organization, the more unavoidable is its immorality and blind stupidity.
...without freedom there can be no morality.
C. G. Jung
"Know all men [sic] by these presents, that I, Henry Thoreau, do not wish to be regarded as a member of any incorporated society which I have not joined." This I gave
to the town clerk, and he has it. The State, having thus learned that I did not
wish to be regarded as a member of that church, has never made a like demand on
me since; though it said that it must adhere to its original presumption that
time. If I had known how to name them, I should then have signed off in detail
from all the societies which I never signed on to; but I did not know where to
find a complete list.
We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state and our educational system.
(thanks to Maria Popova)