The Question

Though more of us than ever before live a life of luxury and ease, fewer of us can claim that our lives our permeated with peace and joy. The frantic, stressful striving going on all around us indicates that we are profoundly lost. We seem unable to ask with any seriousness or depth the question of what all our striving is ultimately for.

Norman Wirzba, from the introduction to The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry.