Elizabet stood still and thought seriously before she said, “If the world was as smooth as a ball, there wouldn’t be a single mountain on the whole earth. But even then a rocky slope would be just as exciting as the highest mountain in Norway, so long as it was the only rocky slope.”
-The Christmas Mystery by Jostein Gaarder
I wonder if our society’s obsession with bigger and better is because we know that what is in our backyard isn’t the biggest or the highest or the whateverest? We have such access to images and experiences now, that we can’t be content with our own wonders anymore.