We don’t know ourselves, we knowledgeable people—we are

We don’t know ourselves, we knowledgeable people—we are personally ignorant
about ourselves. And there’s good reason for that. We’ve never tried to find out who
we are. How could it ever happen that one day we’d discover our own selves? With
justice it’s been said that “Where your treasure is, there shall your heart be also.” Our
treasure lies where the beehives of our knowledge stand. We are always busy with our
knowledge, as if we were born winged creatures—collectors of intellectual honey. In
our hearts we are basically concerned with only one thing, to “bring something
home.” As far as the rest of life is concerned, what people call “experience”—which
of us is serious enough for that? Who has enough time? In these matters, I fear, we’ve
been “missing the point.”

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