Myths are stories about the wisdom of life, they really are. What we’re learning in schools is not the wisdom of life. We’re learning technologies, we’re getting information. There’s a curious reluctance on the part of faculties to indicate the life values of their subjects.
People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances within our innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.
Myths are clues to the spiritual potentialities of the human life.
There is nothing to do. The task is only to know what is, and then to act in relation to the brotherhood of all of these beings.
(Uit de eerste bladzijden van The power of myth van Joseph Campbell with Bill Moyers)