Hyper-controlled environments create more violence, not less.
At some point we let slip the absurd conceit that we’re in control of what happens. We are not in control. We’re like leaves being driven across the sky by a mighty wind.
Our response to what happens is vastly more important than what happens.
There is no escape from victimhood until we realize that we are responsible for our suffering. This doesn’t mean we’re in control of what happens—we’re not—but we are in complete control of our response to what happens. I can be naked and bleeding and not be a victim. A victim is a victim of himself.
To be wild is to be self-determined—unfettered, beyond control or restraint. Men will say it in different ways but they want to be free. The question is, “How do I re-wild myself?”
“In wildness is the preservation of the World.”