Personal goals can be so vulgar, especially when one pretends they produce meaning by themselves. One pursues objectives, and if one is not careful, they skulk after you. Switch from goals to lifelong learning or exploring and chasing after turns into finding oneself: in places, with people, and yes, sometimes even in meaning.
What do they want from me, these advertisements? They advertize adolescence. Look here, now there, this something new will make you happy. Don’t think. Spend your way to meaning, for it is nothing but on sale, except in death when you become a meaning nothing can replace.
Not merely in the realm of commerce but in the world of ideas as well as our age is organizing a regular clearance sale. Søren Kierkegaard in Fear and Trembling If newspapers scared Kierkegaard, then the internet would have petrified him. If all ideas are on sale, then everyone is expected to have an opinionContinue reading “The Public”
The point is not what we expect from life, but rather what life expects from us. Viktor E. Frankl in Man’s Search for Meaning A question suggests a quest. Anyone who asks starts a journey. Those who know have arrived, but is knowledge really so important? Wisdom is a quest and question. Arrival and truthContinue reading “Quest-ion”