Jumping Life5:16 PM
I just realized my entire life crisis of the past several years identically matches John Stuart Mill's. (I really don't know who he is -- somebody important and someone I ought to know, but I didn't feel like reading the intro to the excerpt on his autobiography because I wanted more time to take an afternoon nap.) In a nutshell, from his own autobiography:
I need a new childhood. A new capacity to form associations based on passion and will and hopefully, this time, truth apart from childhood prejudices. I cannot go back to the former beliefs I held. But I admire the guts and grit of prejudiced people and find little to applaud in such critical people as myself whose main contribution to life is tearing apart other people's naivete. I admire the person of simple faith as much as I cringe at his puny understanding of theology.