"There is, among men, a universal longing to go back to the earth from whence they came. Man will never forget his native place in Paradise lost, nor will he ever cease to yearn for a life of perfect contentment. The hope that occupies every heart is the secret dream of a Shangri-La discovered where there is an escape from the pressures of this present society.
Each of us, in this insane world in which we live, knows something of the restlessness and the dissatisfaction that create a relentless obsession to escape the treadmill of existence this society. Each of us, in this insane world in which we live, knows something of the restlessness and the dissatisfaction that create a relentless obsession to escape the treadmill of existence this society has forced upon us-an existence that has crushed us with pressures and demands that far exceed our resources; a life that often shatters our peace and leaves us like trapped animals, pacing the cage of our circumstances, plotting how to break the iron bands of involvement. We have all know the frustrations of our self-imposed timetables and commitments that cause us to feel like wheat in the grist mill of an evil system; a system that crushes our hopes, dreams, desires and blows away, like the chaff, the highest aspirations of our souls.
As has been said before: "I write with no higher hopes than motivate the rooster at daybreak – I do not expect to be appreciated or even tolerated, but I hope to awaken some to a new day". And so, to those who are homesick and do not realize that the "home" for which they are longing is NOT A GEOGRAPHICAL location, but a way of life, I sincerely dedicate this small effort. Especially do I dedicate this book to those whose homesickness will never be cured on this earth. May we all know the truth and by the knowledge of that truth to be set FREE."
You can read the other 6 reasons here. I also CHALLENGE you to download for free and read beginning to end this wonderful little book, Henry and The Great Society. I just got my mitts on this a few weeks back! It could change your life.