Rick Moody highlights some deep thinking from Peter Kingsley.
“Life for us has become an endless affair of trying to
improve ourselves: achieving more and doing more, learning more,
always needing to know more things. The process of learning and
being taught has simply become a matter of being fed facts and
information– receiving what we didn’t have before, always being
given something different from ourselves.
This is a consequence of the pure adultification of human experience.
That’s why whatever we learn never touches us deeply enough,
why nothing really satisfies us. And the more we sense this the
more we rush around trying to find other substitutes to fill the
void we still feel inside. Everything pushes us outside ourselves–
further away from the utter simplicity of our own humanity.”
More from Peter Kingsley here.