Friday, July 15, 2016

A man gets tied down to the ground; he gives the world its saddest sound

Rudolf Steiner, in 1923:  "When the human being has to absorb knowledge in a way that cannot satisfy one's inner being, the experience ignites a powerful impetus within the soul and heart to overcome what is inwardly unsatisfying. That is what one finds so terrible, so shattering, in the pursuit of knowledge today: no effort whatsoever is made to understand that the current situation can work upon the entire human being in such a way that young people are prevented from reaching up to what is worthiest in humanity. Only young people acting out of their own deep longing are able to free themselves from the hindrances that have been laid in their way."

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