That is my attitude- my point is that when I voice this attitude, instead of anyone, ever, being interested or engaged and agreeable, I get only suspicion, denial and hostility. As if the idea that integrating understanding and harmony into your own life is an absurd and heretical idea of forgotten eras since proven failed.
There is a small class of younger people that are hip to that general message, but they are young. They missed the era where, from nothing, a new idea was created and shared. The ones who lived through it seem eager to forget and get to work.
"Ah, those endless forests, and their horror-haunted gloom! For what eternities have I wandered through them, a timid, hunted creature, starting at the least sound, frightened of my own shadow, keyed-up, ever alert and vigilant, ready on the instant to dash away in mad flight for my life. For I was the prey of all manner of fierce life that dwelt in the forest, and it was in ecstasies of fear that I fled before the hunting monsters."
Jack london, "Before Adam"