On Regress

Where progress has become torpid, stunted and stultifying, may we always be ready (and not too proud) to regress to the point where the road deviated and wended rather toward the listless waste than the shining city, from there to journey on a new and better path.

In other terms – it is no longer progress when moving forward produces nothing that is more virtuous and good than before. Better to retrace one’s steps back to the point of decision and from there take another path; in the moment, this may look like regress, but outside of time it is known as wisdom.

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