Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Thursday, 3 May 2012

Love presents more problems than solutions.

My friend Yindra quoted Erich Fromm in his splendiferous blog:

“Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer 
to the problem of human existence.”

Much as I admire (and have been influenced by) Erich Fromm,
I think this is romantic and anthropocentric rubbish.

Food and drink and humour

and the continual and reliable joy of sharing them
are the only satisfactory and sane answer
to the problem of human existence.
 
Epicurus said this a long, long time ago -
but he was trashed - first by the Stoics and neo-Platonists,
then by the ultra-anthropocentric, mumbo-jumbo Christians,
then by the ultra-anthropocentric, ultra-patriarchal Muslims,
who still tear out the eyes of millions
lest they see the now-obvious fact
that it is not human existence that is the problem,
but the human proclivity
for constant activity.

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