creatively maladjusted

Nonconformity in itself … may not necessarily be good, and may at times possess neither transforming nor redemptive power … Nonconformity is creative when it is controlled and directed by a transformed life and is constructive when it embraces a new mental outlook …

Only through an inner spiritual transformation do we gain the strength to fight vigorously the evils of the world in a humble and loving spirit …

This hour in history needs a dedicated circle of transformed nonconformists … The saving of our world from pending doom will come, not through the complacent adjustment of the conforming majority, but through the creative maladjustment of a nonconforming minority …

Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.

— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

REFERENCE
A Gift of Love: Sermons from Strength to Love and Other Preachings | Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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