The Kibbo Kift – “Intellectual Barbarians”

"The Kibbo Kift (archaic Kentish dialect for 'proof of great strength') has been described as 'the only genuine English national movement of modern times' and was certainly very different from Baden-Powell's Boy Scouts. Based on the woodcraft principles of naturalist Ernest Thompson Seton that had been a key part of the early Scout programme, the … Continue reading The Kibbo Kift – “Intellectual Barbarians”

Aldous Huxley on the abnormality of living without fuss in a society to which we ought not to be adjusted

The real hopeless victims of mental illness are to be found among those who appear to be most normal. “Many of them are normal because they are so well adjusted to our mode of existence, because their human voice has been silenced so early in their lives, that they do not even struggle or suffer … Continue reading Aldous Huxley on the abnormality of living without fuss in a society to which we ought not to be adjusted