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Now, here you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you... Options
Daemon
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Now, here you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!

Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)
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Sounds like a fitting description of the modern era - filled with much activity, but little accomplishment, many words but little meaning, and an insatiable appetite for entertainment while lacking the time and interest for much contemplation.
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While the laughter of joy is in full harmony with our deeper life, the laughter of amusement should be kept apart from it. The danger is too great of thus learning to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery, and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
Lewis Carroll
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Human rat race.

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Sounds like Mr. Caroll was telling a person quit running on a trackmill and start do some real road running.
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Sounds like Mr. Carroll was telling a person quit running on a trackmill and start do some real road running.
Shamshad Ali Afridi
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JMV wrote:
Sounds like a fitting description of the modern era - filled with much activity, but little accomplishment, many words but little meaning, and an insatiable appetite for entertainment while lacking the time and interest for much contemplation.


Applause Applause
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Some prefer to be carried away from that place as fast as they can… Where are we now, darling?
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brake out and explore
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striker wrote:
brake out and explore
Pieter_Hove
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I thought of self-cultivation and achievement: that is at least twice as difficult and takes twice as much time and effort, in comparison with e.g. a nine to five job, which is already not so easy at all. I'm sorry to say.
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RoadRunner wrote:
Sounds like Mr. Caroll was telling a person quit running on a trackmill and start do some real road running.

Ha ha!
johnfl
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Explore your yard, garden, neighborhood then self.
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What I like best in this dialogue is rarely quoted: "Well, in our country," said Alice, still panting a little, "you'd generally get to somewhere else -- if you ran very fast for a long time, as we've been doing."
"A slow sort of country!" said the Queen.

I'm still looking for that slow country... couldn't have dissapeared without a trace, could it?
monamagda
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Here the context from:
Through the Looking Glass

Chapter 2 - The Garden of Live Flowers

`Now! Now!' cried the Queen. `Faster! Faster!' And they went so fast that at last they seemed to skim through the air, hardly touching the ground with their feet, till suddenly, just as Alice was getting quite exhausted, they stopped, and she found herself sitting on the ground, breathless and giddy.

The Queen propped her up against a tree, and said kindly, `You may rest a little now.'

Alice looked round her in great surprise. `Why, I do believe we've been under this tree the whole time! Everything's just as it was!'

`Of course it is,' said the Queen, `what would you have it?'

`Well, in our country,' said Alice, still panting a little, `you'd generally get to somewhere else -- if you ran very fast for a long time, as we've been doing.'

`A slow sort of country!' said the Queen. `Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!'

`I'd rather not try, please!' said Alice. `I'm quite content to stay here -- only I am so hot and thirsty!'

`I know what you'd like!' the Queen said good-naturedly, taking a little box out of her pocket. `Have a biscuit?'

Alice thought it would not be civil to say `No,' though it wasn't at all what she wanted. So she took it, and ate it as well as she could: and it was very dry; and she thought she had never been so nearly choked in all her life.

`While you're refreshing yourself,' said the Queen, `I'll just take the measurements.' And she took a ribbon out of her pocket, marked in inches, and began measuring the ground, and sticking little pegs in here and there.


http://literature.org/authors/carroll-lewis/through-the-looking-glass/chapter-02.html
ChristopherJohnson
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Through the looking Glass.
Gary98
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quite true
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