Margaret Mead (December 16, 1901 – November 15, 1978) was an American cultural anthropologist who featured frequently as an author and speaker in the mass media during the 1960s and 1970s. Mead was a respected and often controversial academic who popularized the insights of anthropology in modern American and Western culture.
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We are now at a point where we must educate our children in what no one knew yesterday and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
It may be necessary temporarily to accept a lesser evil but one must never label a necessary evil as good.
I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.
I was wise enough to never grow up while fooling most people into believing I had.
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
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.
What people say what people do and what they say they do are entirely different things.
It is an open question whether any behavior based on fear of eternal punishment can be regarded as ethical or should be regarded as merely cowardly.