In the society of Man commerce and industry,
outer achievements of the extrinsic brain,
cultivated as expressing the highest faculty
reap general benefit for the general train.
in the occident, technology and imagination
wage mighty war on the centripetal force
but are no substitutes for changeless Vision
whose centering actions centrifugal reverse.
Vision is the judge of all relative thought;
its justice a timeless argument proves.
Justice, verdict changeless, alters not.
Vision changeless Justice from time removes.
the world is too much with us, late and soon*
but absolute action reverses relative pattern.
'The World Is Too Much with Us' - William Wordsworth; 1807
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