Man as Symphony of the Creative Word. Lecture 12 of 12.
Rudolf Steiner, Dornach, Switzerland, November 11, 1923:
From whence do these currents proceed? To discover this we need only look at present-day life. People pass one another by; they pay little heed to the individual characteristics of others. Are not people today mostly so constituted that each one regards himself as the standard of what is right and proper? And when someone differs from this standard we do not take kindly to him, but rather think: This man should be different. And this usually implies: He should be like me. This is not always brought into the consciousness, but it lies concealed in human social intercourse.