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S. I. Hayakawa Quotes: If you see in any given situation only what everybody else can see, you can be said to be so much a representative of your culture that you are a victim of it.
         

If you see in any given situation only what everybody else can see, you can be said to be so much a representative of your culture that you are a victim of it.


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