Village: The Village Inn

Discussing quote:

The moment the little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.

Started by aducat50 avatar aducat50

what does this mean

papamoose avatarpapamoose said:

I think that Berne is suggesting that once a person becomes analytical and reductive he or she loses the ability to perceive the natural inherent beauty and majesty of the world. Fortunately, these capacities are not necessarily mutually exclusive.

amitkoth avataramitkoth said:

This is a beautiful quote about complacency with knowledge.

aducat50 avataraducat50 said:

I am still not sure what this is about...Is it about intimate relationships or just life in general

smithpc avatarsmithpc said:

"Reductive" - I was prepared to let the quote wash over me. Papamoose your self-fulfilling explanation means I must, necessarily, move on (but not away). Thanks!