There’s an incredible amount of truth to this - it’s why I think things like roleplaying games have some importance.
i don’t think there is anything more detrimental to the human mind than isolation
E.E. Cummings (via anarchyagogo)
Don’t know how much I agree, but I’ll say this: we do need more independent voices, desperately.
“Ask yourself honestly, who do you wanna be and what are you willing to do to become that person?”
Asking. Answered. Working to be that person.
You know what though? It’s almost impossible to be who you want to be alone. Even monks live in a community; hermits appeal directly to God.
Only sarka could make a holiday greeting this quotable.
Not to wish to see too soon.— As long as one lives through an experience, one must surrender to the experience and shut one’s eyes instead of becoming an observer immediately. For that would disturb the good digestion of the experience: instead of wisdom, one would acquire indigestion.
—Friedrich Nietzsche, Mixed Opinions and Maxims
http://toniiu.tumblr.com is reading Nietzsche at the moment!
More on Nietzsche - a cryptic comment on a cryptic aphorism: “Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.”