In our youth, we’re like dogs chasing cars. Oh, the excitement. The fury and the hurry. Then some Samaritan crosses our path. He says: “Stand still. Be quiet.”
Men have always been attracted to the unknown—up to and including themselves.
Following his most memorable expedition, author/pyschonaut/anglophonic gentleman Aldous Huxley wrote to a friend to express his overwhelming realization that love is the primary and fundamental cosmic fact.
Here, then, is the great challenge—to think when thought is required, not to think when thought is not required.
All that is required to meet the challenge is an understanding of it.