Tuesday, April 12, 2022

In accord.................

 Modern civilization is all about conquering space: winning territory in geopolitical contests, building ingenious contraptions and monuments to this ingenuity, growing and prospering economically.  It seeks relentlessly to convert time, priced like any other commodity into achievements in space.  But, "the danger begins," Heschel worried, "when gaining power in the realm of space we forfeit all aspirations in the realm of time."  In that realm, "the goal is not to have but to be, not to own but to give, not to control but to share, not to subdue but to be in accord."

-Sohrab Ahmari, The Unbroken Thread: Discovering the Wisdom of Tradition in an Age of Chaos

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