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In the civilisation a new law of hostility prevails. And to call it the law of the jungle is unfair to the jungle.
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.
Boredom, passivity, stagnation: these are the beginning of mental illness, which propagates itself like the scum on a stagnant pond.
The mentally healthy individual is he who habitually calls upon fairly deep levels of vital reserves. An individual whose mind is allowed to become dormant - so that only the surface is disturbed - begins to suffer from‘circulation problems’. Neurosis is the feeling of being cut off from your own powers.
This is one of the most urgent problems for civilized man. He has created civilization to give him security. Security for what? For boredom? His chief problem seems to be that most human beings need a certain amount of challenge, of external stimulus, to stop them from sinking into the blank stare and blank consciousness of the idiot.
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