Authors - Margaret Mead
Margaret Mead (December 16, 1901 - November 15, 1978) was an American cultural anthropologist, who was frequently a featured writer and speaker in the mass media throughout the 1960s and 1970s. She earned her bachelor degree at Barnard College in New York City, and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University. - Wikipedia
As long as any adult thinks that he, like the parents and teachers of old, can become introspective, invoking his own youth to understand the youth before him, he is lost.
Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.
Women want mediocre men, and men are working hard to become as mediocre as possible.
I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Motherhood is a biological fact, while fatherhood is a social invention.
Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to live all by itself in a box the way we do. With no relatives, no support, we've put it in an impossible situation.
Men have always been afraid that women could get along without them.
Having someone wonder where you are when you don't come home at night is a very old human need.
Our first and most pressing problem is how to do away with warfare as a method of solving conflicts between national groups within a society who have different views about how the society is to run.
Every time we liberate a woman, we liberate a man.
Women want mediocre men, and men are working to be as mediocre as possible.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.
No society that feeds its children on tales of successful violence can expect them not to believe that violence in the end is rewarded.
Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
We won't have a society if we destroy the environment.