Utopian Dreams – Simplicity VIII – reality

Posting the chunks I really want to remember of the beautiful book Utopian Dreams by Tobias Jones

Quoting Percy Smith, Letters from a Community:

The temptation for all of us, everywhere, is to contract out of this real world, to try and create an easier world of one’s own, and to keep out of trouble at all costs. The alternative is to accept the challenge of life, to avoid all escaping, however subtle, and to go further and further into reality through decision and crisis and conflict. By doing so we inevitably question the cynicism and superficiality and escapism of our contemporary attitudes.


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