In The Necessity of Experience he wrote of , "There is something wrong with society that spends so much money, as well as countless hours of human effort - to make the least dregs of processed information available to everyone everywhere and yet does little or nothing to help us explore the world for ourselves."
None of our major institutions or our popular culture pay much notice to what Reed called "primary experience" - that which we can see, feel, taste, hear, or smell for ourselves.
According to Reed, we are beginning "to lose the ability to experience our world directly..."
Last Child in the Woods - Richar Louv
A Life of the Senses: Nature vs. the Know-It-All State of Mind