“Be sure that the patient remains completely fixated on politics. Arguments, political gossip, and obsessing on the faults of people they have never met serves as an excellent distraction from advancing in personal virtue, character, and the things the patient can control. Make sure to keep the patient in a constant state of angst, frustration and general disdain towards the rest of the human race in order to avoid any kind of charity or inner peace from further developing. Ensure that the patient continues to believe that the problem is “out there” in the “broken system” rather than recognizing there is a problem with himself.”
– Not C.S. Lewis or the Screwtape Letters
This quote has been going around, being falsely attributed to C.S. Lewis’ Screwtape Letters. WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS? Some random person came up with a brilliant quote and instead of taking the credit decided to attribute it to C.S. Lewis, who definitely does not need another eloquent quote to be assigned to him. This would be like me writing a song and telling everybody that Johnny Cash did it. Maybe I’m an attention hog, but that’s not gonna happen.
Anyways, that person’s loss. Even if it’s a fake C.S. Lewis quote, it’s still a really good quote.