|photo by Vladimir Zotov|
"The world is too big for us. Too much going on, too many crimes, too much violence & excitement. Try as you will, you get behind in the race, in spite of yourself. It's an incessant strain to keep pace...and still, you lose ground. Science empties it's discoveries on you so fast that you stagger beneath them in hopeless bewilderment. The political world is news seen so rapidly you're out of breath trying to keep pace with who's in and who's out. Everything is high pressure. Human nature can't endure much more!"
~The Atlantic Journal, June 16, 1833.