Originally Posted by Jennifer5
Why are we going in circles? You would think that people would learn the first time.
C.S. Lewis--letter To Dom Bede Griffiths. 8 May 1939.
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"The process of living seems to consist in coming to realize truths so ancient and simple that, if stated, they sound like barren platitudes. They cannot sound otherwise to those who have not had the relevant experience: that is why there is no real teaching of such truths possible and every generation starts from scratch."
(I, of course, had to look it up on the Web, cuz I couldn't remember it all, but the impact of that phrase when I first read it has stuck with me. Found it here