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Many poor sick souls have crossed my orbit who became neurotics and psychopaths only because the spiritual tendencies with which they were born could not adjust themselves to a materialistic environment or a misunderstanding society. The consequence has been business failure, nervous breakdown, shattered lives, chronic melancholia, madness, or suicide. Neither they nor those amongst whom fate had thrown them could help being what they were. None was to be blamed.

-- Notebooks Category 12: Reflections > Chapter 6: The Profane and The Profound > # 81

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