However, the experience hasproved that the introduction of content-deprived forms is far from representing anaccurate compensation of the sacrificesrequired for [their] creation, that the peoplesink into poverty by work waste, totallydisproportioned compared to the benefitsthat could be get from such innovations.(;)It would be finally needed, toperform a heroic attack to the causesproducing the decadence and diminutionof populations; it would be necessary thatthe general interest will not seem to us asa futile action or an unachievable utopianidea.The advanced forms of a hastycivilisation, stuck like exotic plants in our ground, would have probably beeninappropriate for us, but gradually andpatiently our culture will adapt itself and,from a cosmopolite culture, will become anational one.
Formă şi fond (Form and Content)
,11 decembrie (December 11
) 1888,Fântâna Blanduziei (Blanduzia’sFountain), in Mihai Eminescu,
, vol. XIII, Critical editionfounded by Perpessicius, PublishingHouse of the Romanian Academy,Bucharest, 1985, pg. 331, 332