Jan. 7, 1982: Ed Asner on being an activist

Asner said "indulging" in good works helps bring him happiness.
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You've been quoted as saying that the fantasy for yourself as that of a night off white horse. Nice envision myself and workhorse but I like most Americans as for what they were world continue to look that way or. At that writer audit. What. I think. I think that's a big mistake we can only expect so much that we ever get it. Can only come from our participation in the process are you taking too many issues on it are you spreading yourself too thin to be effective. I am skating. Thin edge. I've always felt that whenever I agreed to speak out I knew I was talking. I've reached a saturation point whereby lawyers running very hard. To be as informative once wore a friend of yours we spoke to said these are. The friend's words. It has everything what happens their viewpoint not ours. That's so I'd. I'm no happiness. But I can't really give your definition of what happiness the I'm still searching. Through trying to lock it up I think we all are trying to lock. I'm I'm still engaged in the battle throwing not a happy go lucky kid. I believe them. That. One shouldn't indulgent good work. But that's our story. Give me my happen.

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