We’re all suffering from being terribly practical—that’s what we’re taught to be from an early age. We’re encouraged to be, all the time: open the newspaper and what does it say? Watch TV and what does it tell us? The prevalent message is “…we all ought to be more practical”. .
“There has to be something else or else life doesn’t have any magic in it, it doesn’t have any meaning in it…we have to have some inspiration, we have to have some joy.”—Susan
We’re all suffering from being terribly practical
So, of course, when we try to solve our problems we try to find practical solutions to them. We don’t want to enter into the realms of philosophy, which is all about maybe, could be, should be … we want to go into the realms of “…what can I do and what can’t I do?” and “what’s possible and what isn’t possible?”
And yet, maybe that isn’t the be-all and end-all of everything. In the same way that money isn’t the be-all and end-all of everything. In the same way that we as human beings are more than just physical entities requiring roofs over our heads and food in our stomachs. There are certain basic needs to be met, but does that make us happy? Should we be contented because we’ve got the things that meet basic needs, especially when others in our world don’t? No…