We would all do well, William Wordsworth suggests, to spend more time in nature and solitude, for these reasons:
Let then the Youth go back, as occasion will permit, to Nature and to Solitude. . . . A world of fresh sensations will gradually open upon him as his mind puts off its infirmities, and as instead of being propelled restlessly towards others in admiration or too hasty love, he makes it his prime business to understand himself. New sensations, I affirm, will be opened out—pure, and sanctioned by that reason which is their original Author: and precious feelings of disinterested, that is self-disregarding, joy and love may be regenerated and restored:—and, in this sense, he may be said to measure back the track of life which he has trod.
(Quoted from page 327 of The Life of the Creative Spirit, by H. Charles Romesburg. Xlibris, 2001.)
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