“On every issue.”

Excerpted from Eddie Cantor‘s autobiography The Way I See It, written in 1959 when he was 67 years old:

To me, neutrality’s a crime.  A sin against yourself and your society.  Know what “neuter” is?  Something sterile.  Impotent.  Incapable of making life.  You can’t stay neutral and make much of any life.   A person has to pick his side and fight for it.  On every issue.  I think it’s better to be in the wrong than never in the running.

That’s the exact opposite of my experience.

The older I get, the more I think, “This is something I really don’t need to trouble myself with.  I don’t have to form an opinion or pick a side; I can just let this one go.”


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