'O nobly born, let not thy mind be distracted.'
That line, I think, from the Buddhist book, the Dhammapada.
Conversely, the unspoken dictum of modern mainstream culture could probably be described-
'O ignobly born, let thy mind always be distracted.'
The second philosophy representing the Tempter of Buddhism who(or which) desires man to be drawn into delusional states of being...not too difficult to find the equivalents within other religious/philosophical creeds, while the first being a philosophy of being in which consciousness is to experience itself without imposition of delusion from within or without.