In considering magic seriously, we may have to stretch the borders of our scientific assumptions and insist that the moon is not dust and rocks, the human body is not a machine or a gene factory, and the earth is neither inert nor without a personality. We may have to push the limits of psychology and insist that human beings are not aggregates of social influences or brain-driven packets of emotion that can be tweaked by chemicals into well-functioning social machines. Anyway, I'd rather be a dysfunctional soul than a well-adjusted robot.
Saturday, December 21, 2019
I'd rather be a dysfunctional soul than a well-adjusted robot
--- Thomas Moore, in The Re-enchantment of Everyday Life (1996), p. xiii