"Thus we still speak of certain peoples as “primitive” and “backward” because they do not care to rush about the earth at immense speeds, to accumulate more possessions than they can possibly enjoy, to annihilate all peace and silence of the mind with an incessant stream of verbiage from newspaper or radio, or to live like sardines in the din and the fumes of great cities. It seems to have escaped our imagination that evolution and progress have occurred in quite other directions than these."

— Alan Watts (via theorthodoxheretic)

(Source: utopiaorapocalypse, via sociolab)