Sunday, November 17, 2013

C.S. Lewis on Progress

"We all want progress. But progress means getting nearer to the place where you want to be. And if you have taken a wrong turning, then to go forward does not get you any nearer. If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; and in that case the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive man."

—C. S. Lewis
Mere Christianity pp. 28-29


dgfisch said...

It's the rage to be "progressive." The term "regressive" has so many bad connotations ... except for one case. In dealing with cancer, to realize regression is important, comforting news.

It's time to ponder whether we have to embrace a temporary "regressive movement" in our zeal for progressive politics. It's an "oops" moment when we discover that nothing is smooth in finding political answers to our questions.

Some things just transcend all this.

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