It is one of the most deplorable traits of our strange civilization that we are still discovering truths that are commonplace even among peoples much less advanced than we.
This is because we have never moved in concert with the other peoples.
We stand, as it were, outside of time, the universal education of mankind has not touched us.
Look around you. Everyone seems to have one foot in the air. One would think that we are all in transit.
That is but a natural consequence of a culture that consists entirely of imports and imitation.