You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it. From out there on the moon, international politics looks so petty.
Only work which is the product of inner compulsion can have spiritual meaning.
We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time capsules in order to give those people living in the next century or so some idea of what we are like.
I think it's in our nature to try to get beyond that next horizon. I think that when we, as a species, are scratching that itch, we're actually following an evolutionary compulsion that is wired into us. I think good things come of it.
How often I have found that we grow to maturity not by doing what we like, but by doing what we should. How true it is that not every 'should' is a compulsion, and not every 'like' is a high morality and true freedom.
No trace of slavery ought to mix with the studies of the freeborn man. No study, pursued under compulsion, remains rooted in the memory.
Capital is reckless of the health or length of life of the laborer, unless under compulsion from society.
Imagination is always the fabric of social life and the dynamic of history. The influence of real needs and compulsions, of real interests and materials, is indirect because the crowd is never conscious of it.
Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
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