that those who attempt to warp the truth for ulterior purposes must inevitably become warped and corrupted themselves.
Enemy of the People

This is the most penetrating insight. Even those who warp the truth for what they perceive as the best of motives become warped. Whether it’s the politician who picks truthiness over truth, a scientist who tweaks the data “just a little” because she’s sure her findings are meaningful, or an executive who keeps a pet project going despite growing evidence that it’s not likely to succeed, these are those little corrosions that happen so very softly and so completely.

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