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The reasonable man adapts himself to the world

May 2007

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

— George Bernard Shaw, Maxims for Revolutionists

I'm not feeling particularly reasonable.

Fraser commented:

What does the heartless bastard do? :P

Fraser commented:

Less facetiously: are you reading 'the world' as 'the way things are now with regard to human society', and 'reasonable' as 'complacent'?

Matt commented:

That's quite a narrow interpretation, but (as far as it goes) sure.

The heartless bastard swaps ‘the world' with ‘everyone else,' and acts unreasonably.