Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

The age of despair

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The whole age can be divided into those who write and those who do not write. Those who write represent despair, and those who read disapprove of it and believe that they have a superior wisdom—and yet, if they were able to write, they would write the same thing. Basically, they are all equally despairing, but when one does not have the opportunity to become important with his despair, then it is hardly worth the trouble to despair and show it.

Søren Kierkegaard, Journals

Written by nevalalee

April 22, 2017 at 7:09 am

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