“We must be aware of the dangers which lie in our most generous wishes,” Lionel Trilling once wrote. “Some paradox of our nature leads us, when once we have made our fellow men the objects of our enlightened interest, to go on to make them the objects of our pity, then of our wisdom, ultimately of our coercion.”
I am back with a clean brain. The crux of the Landmark Forum is, hilariously, based on a philosophy of life I already subscribed to, so I basically paid all that money to find out something I already knew. (That means, if I seem weird to you, you should know it wasn't the Landmark.) I think I got some new tools and ways to implement that philosophy though, so that was good. I enjoyed and agreed with almost all of the content, although I found some of the methods of deliverly a little off-putting. I have a lot more to say but I also have two huge looming deadlines at work so I will have to tell you later.