Young people learn so much so fast, so furiously fast, you’re always surprised how fast they learn not to learn.
They move so fast at first you think they are about to escape the gravity of human nature. You might even think you see in them the fabled generation. The generation that is about to show that human nature bends upward, advances, progresses — at least now and then.
The fabled generation. You might even pay attention to those who speak of an “evolving human consciousness”, and do not mean by that merely cultural advances. The fabled generation. The first generation since the legendary Sumerians 5,500 years ago to change, evolve human nature faster than naturally possible.
The fabled generation. The generation that each generations thinks it is until it grows up enough to realize it is just like every generation before it back to the legendary Sumerian one.
The legendary Sumerians, of course, are a myth. But then that’s nothing new at all. Humans are myth-makers. Always have been, always will be.
Every generation learns so much so fast, so furiously fast, you’re always surprised how fast they learn not to learn.
Not to learn much of anything outside their boxes. “Look! The walls are brown!”
Every generation starts out fast and furious, then all too fast, learns not to learn.
Yet a few individuals struggle on. Always a few individuals persevere.