Quotes from Daniel's Works
"People can't just give up a story. That's what the kids tried to do in the sixties and seventies. They tried to stop living like Takers, but there was no other way for them to live. They failed because you can't just stop being in a story, you have to have another story to be in."
Ishmael nodded. "And if there is such a story, people should hear about it?"
"Yes, they should."
"Do you think they want to hear about it?"
"I don't know. I don't think you can start wanting something till you know it exists."
For all our blather of new paradigms and emerging paradigms, it's an unassailable assumption among us that our distant descendants will be just exactly like us. Their gadgets, fashions, music, and so on, will surely be different, but we're confident that their mindset will be identical--because we can imagine no other mindset for people to have.