I convinced the Eugene Public Library to acknowledge the existence in Robert Walser's book, Jakob Von Gunten. They have not yet purchased the book, nor have they promised to, nor are they likely to do so, but they have acknowledged in their database that the book exists. This is my greatest, most profound effect on society to date. I feel more powerful than I have ever felt before.
"One learns very little here, there is a shortage of teachers, and none of us boys of the Institute Benjamenta will come to anything, that is to say, we shall all be something very small and subordinate later in life. The instruction we enjoy consists mainly in impressing patience and obedience upon ourselves, two qualities that promise little success, or none at all."
from 'Jakob Von Gunten' by Robert Walser