Wonder

Not just any kind of wonder, but real wonder. I'm reading this book on Judaism by this cat named Heschel, and it's pretty awesome. Not your everyday read, but he was talking aboutsome really deep stuff, and I thought this was a good little snippet of how we miss a lot of good things:


As civilization advances, the sense of wonder declines. Such decline is an alarming symptom of our state of mind. Mankind will not perish for want of information; but only for want of appreciation. The beginning of our happiness lies in understanding that life without wonder is not worth living. What we lack is not a will to believe but a will to wonder.

-Abraham Joshua Heschel - "The Philosophy of Judaism"

I'm not saying run to your nearest book store, but I think he's probably right.

-r

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