Quotation by Helen Keller

I have often been asked, "Do not people bore you?" I do not understand quite what that means. I suppose the calls of the stupid and curious, especially of newspaper reporters, are always inopportune. I also dislike people who try to talk down to my understanding. They are like people who when walking with you try to shorten their steps to suit yours; the hypocrisy in both cases is equally exasperating.
Helen Keller (1880–1968), U.S. blind/deaf author, lecturer. The Story of My Life, pt. 1, ch. 23 (1903).
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