Content with this World

Henry offers more rich thoughts to stir into the compost of our life here on the Home Planet.

“I love Nature partly because she is not human, but a retreat from humanity.  None of humanity’s institutions control or pervade her.  There, a different kind of right prevails.  In her midst I can be glad with an entire gladness.  If this world were all humankind, I could not stretch myself, I should lose all hope.  Humanity is constraint, she is freedom to me.  Humanity makes me wish for another world.  She makes me content with this.”

~Henry David Thoreau, Journals, January, 1853

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