And when you think of this! The number of men who are in fact responsible for the condition

And when you think of this! The number of men who are in fact responsible for the condition of the world right now … could all be contained in this room, & they are acting as though there were no way of common understanding … the world is in chaos simply as a function of their inability to assume the middle position in a conversation.

-- Joseph Campbell
Joseph Campbell interview with Emilios Bourantinos for Myth and Man Symposium in Athens (September 30, 1985)
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