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Definition of Passivity


  1. Passiveness; -- opposed to activity.
  2. The tendency of a body to remain in a given state, either of motion or rest, till disturbed by another body; inertia.
  3. The quality or condition of any substance which has no inclination to chemical activity; inactivity.

Passivity Quotations

Passivity is the same as defending injustice.
Deepak Chopra

Bullies may be the perpetrators of evil, but it is the evil of passivity of all those who know what is happening and never intervene that perpetuates such abuse.
Philip Zimbardo

In the voyeurism of Reality TV, the viewer's passivity is kept intact, pampered and massaged and force-fed Chicken McNuggets of carefully edited snippets that permit him or her to sit in easy judgment and feel superior at watching familiar strangers make fools of themselves. Reality TV looks in only one direction: down.
James Wolcott

Peace has to be created, in order to be maintained. It will never be achieved by passivity and quietism.
Dorothy Thompson

Technology teaches passivity. Absorbed in our devices - at any age - we are absorbed in someone else's perspective.
Julia Cameron
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