in the arsehole of diogenes

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Saturday, 15 June 2013

Camus said (famously)

that there was only one
real philosophical question:
whether or not to waste one's time
staying alive - which leads to the other
philosophical question:
If it is painful, why bother ?


Having not only decided to live painfully, but also to breed
(which makes a grotesque mockery of the philosophical question),
he also wrote (Notebooks, 1951-1959) :

'Get scared. It will do you good. Smoke a bit, 
stare blankly at ceilings, beat your head against walls, 
refuse to see  people, paint...write. 
Get scared some more. 
Allow your little mind to do nothing but consider. 
Stay inside...go out...whatever you do; stay scared as hell. 
You will never be able to experience everything. 
So, please, give your soul poetic justice and simply 
experience yourself.'

1 comment:

Karl said...

But don't, like Mr Camus, have kids. Do deny yourself that experience!