Jizz wrote:Could we bring back that childlike attitude in an adult, a realization of the futility of endlessly trying to gain power through knowledge?
I think we can assume that knowledge is a synonym for time
as in: "It's knowledge you got out of bed and go get a job young man"
doesn't quite work
altho I think I understand what you're saying...
that time, as a perceptual model of events being sequential,
tends to stultify our immediate experience of what's happening
by becoming a rigid filing system for acquired knowledge
is that right?
certainly my experience of life as a small child was less ordered
with some periods between waking and sleeping
feeling like eternal boredom
and pleasurable events like random illuminations
if I was to recapture anything from childhood
it would be that lack of a self-imposed schedule,
the freedom to examine whatever unfurled
without expectation of it coming nor going.