The lucidity and direction of the enlightenment thinkers who shaped the rationally enframed modern world came only when a number of factors converged, one of the most tangible of which being the fact that a privileged upper class had the means to satisfy basic physical needs absolutely enough that they could muster up the psychological stability to push boundaries / renaissance (v.) the man / triumph over the thanatotic drive to escape time into the dionysiac primal Oneness.
I am wondering if old person routine seeking is expression of microcosmic impulse to escape burden of consciousness (i.e. existence in time) by retreating to the periodicity of nature.
Recently, I've been feeling the same way, but I can't figure out if it's because I feel older or because I'm just tired alot.
Either way, I wish I could graduate soon. This macrocosmic college community shit is killin me.