Saturday, April 4, 2009

Wendell Berry, "A Native Hill"

"We have lived by the assumption that what was good for us would be good for the world. And this has been based on the even flimsier assumption that we could know with any certainty what was good even for us... And now, perhaps very close to too late, our great error has become clear. It is not only our own creativity- our own capacity for life- that is stifled by our arrogant assumption; the creation itself is stifled.

We have been wrong. We must change our lives, so that it will be possible to live by the contraty assumption that what is good for the world will be good for us. And that requires that we make the effort to know the world and to learn what is good for it."

Pge. 20 The Art of the Commonplace

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