"The vast majority are people of society. They live on the surface; they are interested in the transient and fleeting; they are like driftwood on the flood. They ask forever and only the news, the froth and scum of the eternal sea. Wealth and the approval of men is to them success. The enterprises of society are something final and sufficing for them. The world advises them, and they listen to its advice. They live wholly an evanescent life, creatures of circumstance. It is of prime importance to them who is the president of the day. They have no knowledge of truth, but by an exceedingly dim and transient instinct. The terra firma of my existence lies far beyond, behind them and their improvements. Society, man, has no prize to offer me that can tempt me; not one. That which interests a town or city or any large number of people is always something trivial, as politics. It is impossible for me to be interested in what interests people generally. Their pursuits and interests seem to me frivolous. The affairs of men are so narrow as to afford no vista, no distance; it is a shallow foreground only, no large extended views to be taken."
Henry David Thoreau
Journal, April 24, 1852
Photo: Lichen rock and Medicine Bow Peak, Snowy Range, WY, November 2, 2015
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Stephen Hatch, M.A. is a spiritual teacher and photographer from Fort Collins, Colorado. His approach is contemplative, inter-spiritual, and Earth-based.