The spiritual atmosphere in which people live today is impregnated with the will to misunderstand to such an extent that one’s words are immediately interpreted as something different from what they actually mean to convey.

Source: Rudolf Steiner – GA 177 – Fall of the Spirits of Darkness: Lecture 13: The Fallen Spirits’ Influence in the World – Dornach, 27 October 1917

Translated by Anna R. Meuss