The best lives . . . create an inner life

The Underground History of American Education: A School Teacher's Intimate Investigation Into the Problem of Modern Schooling - John Taylor Gatto

"The best lives are full of contemplation, full of solitude, full of self-examination, full of private, personal attempts to engage the metaphysical mystery of existence, to create an inner life."

 

Thanks to A Great Book Study for bringing this quote to my attention.