Human thought seems to manifest in quantum leaps. A period of time transpires where little or no original thought occurs. Then for no apparent reason tremendous progress in thought begins to happen. It might come from a single individual or a group or groups. It might come through a single source such as music or science or through a broad spectrum of disciplines. Then just as suddenly as it started it ends.
As Time Travelers we are participating in the beginning of one of these quantum leaps. If we can fully grasp the meaning of this surge of understanding we, like surfers on an endless wave, will have the potential to forever be on the leading edge of new thought. This is an amazingly exciting potential, and one I would loath to miss. To be a part of such a golden opportunity, no amount of effort would be too much. Such opportunities are rare and must be seized with both hands.
How many times has opportunity knocked on your door only to find you unwilling to take advantage of it? A fact that you later regretted? Life has a way of quickly passing. By the time we understand this it is too late. It is a sad fact that the average person in this time period had little chance of awakening. We existed in a catatonic morass of habits and routines. We needed to be constantly entertained lest we go mad from boredom. We exalted those who successfully entertained us and punished those who tried but failed.