On August 6, 2023 By Ridzerd
The whole public judgement by mankind is not formed out of a sense of reality, but actually out of abstractions, out of abstract theories. And when something appears which is not made up of abstract theories, such as the social threefolding, something which is taken from life and which – because one cannot write thirty volumes, which people also would not read – must be briefly summarised, one does not recognise the spirit of reality in it. Because today one is completely filled with theories and considers this threefolding social order to be a theory all the more. One no longer has any sense for what is taken from reality, because one has completely alienated oneself from reality.
Source (German): Rudolf Steiner – GA 196 – Geistige und soziale Wandlungen in der Menschheitsentwickelung – Dornach, 7 februari 1920 (bladzijde 170-171)