Modern thinking is simply unable to cope with and master the chaos of outer conditions and tasks in which man is becoming so deeply involved. Thinking itself will become rigid. Today we are living in an age of transition but thinking will soon no longer be sufficiently fluid and flexible to grapple with and transform the complicated conditions of life. Why do we promulgate anthroposophy? In order to achieve practical effects. Anthroposophical thoughts make thinking more elastic, more flexible, enable a more rapid survey of far-reaching circumstances.
Source: Rudolf Steiner – GA 109 – Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture I – Budapest, 3rd June 1909