Our capacity to notice

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As civilization advances, the sense of wonder declines. Such decline is an alarming symptom of our state of mind. Mankind will not perish for want of information; but only for want of appreciation. The beginning of our happiness lies in the understanding that life without wonder is not worth living. What we lack is not a will to believe but a will to wonder.

Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

4 thoughts on “Our capacity to notice

  1. I believe the noticing comes because we have so many ‘secondhand’ experiences through the TV. I am trying to do more rather than watch others doing on TV.

    1. Thank you. It made me notice and appreciate things around me a bt more – and not just relate to the day with the thinking part of my head – so I thought I would share it. Karl

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