“Great masses of people these days live out their lives in a dull and loveless stupor.
Sensitive persons find our inartistic manner of existence oppressive and painful,
and they withdraw from sight…
I believe what we lack is joy.
The ardor that a heightened awareness imparts to life,
the conception of life as a happy thing, as a festival…
But the high value put upon every minute of time,
the idea of hurry-hurry as the most important objective of living,
is unquestionably the most dangerous enemy of joy.”
~Hermann Hesse (1877-1962)
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