What's the story morning glory?

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You can’t go around building a better world for people. Only people can build a better world for people. Otherwise it’s just a cage.

Witches Abroad, Terry Pratchett (via n0b0by)

Well, last time I checked I am a person.

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#MAYBE THIS ADVICE IS AIMED AT NON-PERSONS? #I MEAN I WOULDN’T BE THAT SURPRISED IF IT WAS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE STORY #BUT EVEN IF IT IS #I STILL QUESTION IT’S RELEVANCE TO THIS WORLD

In context, “you” is Lily Weatherwax, who is a witch who decided it was a good idea to give everyone happy endings by her definition of happy endings, which is basically uncorrelated with what the people themselves actually want. The statement is, in context, pro-autonomy and anti-cultural-imperialism: ultimately, it is up to the people affected to decide what a better world looks like and how they would like to go about getting it; people who are unaffected can help, but it’s not their job to lead.  

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