And by God we’ve forgotten how to dream. We cannot imagine a solution without increased consumption by people. We cannot imagine happiness without more property. Actually, we cannot imagine happiness, so we seek out chemicals either on the street or from the doctor. We live in fear, and that single fact can kill us all. Dream, I say. Dream other ways of living, dream new joys, dream a world where you have less but live more.
Charles Bowden, To Remember How to Dream, Orion Magazine