“Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you're there.
It doesn't matter what you do, he said, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that's like you after you take your hands away. The difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching, he said. The lawn-cutter might just as well not have been there at all; the gardener will be there a lifetime.”
― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
- Listening to: Gamatik - the unfallen kingdom
- Eating: Cigaretts
- Drinking: Coffee
Very true, that why creativity is very important for a societies survival. Like it's a shame how standardized and commercialized American society has been degaded to compared to the rest of the world.
Degraded... I think the world is degraded....
That's true as well, but I also know that societies like the United States are closer to a Farenheit 451 reality compared to agrarian indignous conterparts in the third world.
lol - I - personally think of us quite a bit like Brave New world... I think its very close....
Yeah, that too, but we would be already dead the Anglo-American elites made it that far. Like in my interpretation of the honest persecution of WikiLeaks along with the foreign bloodbaths in the Middle East with FOX news commentators telling the spin are great examples of the Fahrenheit 451 society at work.
Dem feels. But seriously, this is the kind of stuff that gives you hope.