Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Amused by gadgets

The present generation is losing the capacity of enjoying life from within. They are sacrificing the delight in handicrafts born with every child to machine products. They want machines to sing, play, talk and read to them. They demand to be amused instead of amusing themselves.
Helen Keller, 1936 (quoted in Dorothy Herrmann, Helen Keller: A Life (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998), p. 263)

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