Crafting Gentleness

Friday, June 29, 2007

Taking experience seriously

"One of the great lessons of taking experience seriously is that change must be sought on the basis of the actual conditions of the world. These are the only conditions that people find meaningful, and any changes that cannot be understood from an everyday perspective are unlikely to succeed. ... In the realm of experience there is no high tech and there are no quick fixes; there is only slow, steady, sometimes joyful, sometimes painful growth of understanding."

Edward S. Reed, The Necessity of Experience (1996), 135-136.


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