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.”