“Obvious” Is Not a Synonym for “Real”

One of the most common causes of our failure to see good things is the insistence that goodness must always be obvious; that if something is truly real, then its existence should require little effort to recognize.

We’re not made apathetic by life itself. We’re made apathetic by our assumption that we would never have to endure creative challenges as a prerequisite for perceiving beauty.

If you’re growing weary in your looking for sights worth seeing, try to keep the following in mind: Things that are easy on the eyes aren’t always apparent to the eyes.