On Cultivation

It is part of the barbarian’s self-protection to reject cultivation. — Richard Weaver, Visions of Order

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Those Who Are Cut Off

But we must never underestimate the ability of the human mind to get itself lost on a paved highway in broad daylight. Some well-intentioned souls have managed to get themselves confused about their relation to the world and have sought to escape it by hiding from it. They read into the biblical command to separate from the world the idea of complete withdrawal from all human activities and seek peace of heart by cutting themselves off, as far as possible, from the great stream of human life and thought. And that is not good. –A. W. Tozer