The tourist transports his own values and demands to his destinations and implants them like an infectious disease, decimating whatever values existed before.
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Inspiration in Science may have to do with ideas, but not in Art. In art it is in the senses that are instinctively responsive to the medium of expression.
There is little doubt that we are in the midst of a revolution of a much more profound and fundamental nature than the social and political revolutions of the last half century.
The heart, not the head, must be the guide.
This great, though disastrous, culture can only change as we begin to stand off and see... the inveterate materialism which has become the model for cultures around the world.
We find Japan a little more difficult to understand because it has proven its 20th century prowess though the ancient traditions still persist.
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And to be different is great. You don't want to be the same.
So the result was that as one approached a political convention for most of the 19th century and for most of the 20th century until the 1960's, part of the drama was the fact that you didn't know ultimately who was going to be the nominee at the end of that convention week.
The challenge of modernity is to live without illusions and without becoming disillusioned.