This Young Life

Current Fear:

They tell their elders with all the bitterness of youth that if they expect success, they must let them consult all of humanity; that they must let them find out what the people want and how they want it. It is only the stronger young people, however, who formulate this. Many of them dissipate their energy in so-called enjoyment. Others not content with that, go on studying and go back to college; not that they are especially fond of study but because they want something definite to do, and their powers have been trained in the direction of mental accumulation. Many are buried beneath this mental accumulation with lowered vitality and discontent.

-Addams, a reading I'm doing for PLAN 602 History & Theory of Cities.