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callous
used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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heartless (cruel lack of concern for other's feelings)

or an alternative spelling for callus—thickened skin that comes from rubbing as when having calluses on the hands from doing much work with a shovel
  • The reason why, if he were not more than two thousand years dead, he would have gladly rubbed him out is that he saw him as a prototype for the many millions of self-satisfied and truly ignorant teachers throughout history who have smugly and callously killed the creative spirit of their students with this dumb ritual of analysis, this blind, rote, eternal naming of things.
    Part 4 (39% in)

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