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Quotation by Ruth Benedict
In a world that holds books and babies and canyon trails, why should one condemn oneself to live day-in, day-out with people one does not like, and sell oneself to chaperone and correct them?
Ruth Benedict (1887–1948), U.S. anthropologist. An Anthropologist at Work, part 2 (1959).
Written in her journal on May 20, 1913, during her brief career as a boarding-school teacher.
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