“Life for us has become an endless affair of trying to
improve ourselves: achieving more and doing more, learning more,
always needing to know more things.  The process of learning and
being taught has simply become a matter of being fed facts and
information– receiving what we didn’t have before, always being
given something different from ourselves.

    That’s why whatever we learn never touches us deeply enough,
why nothing really satisfies us.  And the more we sense this the
more we rush around trying to  find other substitutes to fill the
voice we still feel inside.  Everything pushes us outside ourselves–
further from the utter simplicity of our own humanity.” 

                            -Peter Kingsley,
                             IN THE DARK PLACES OF WISDOM