On Money. pt I

People above the line of base subsistence, in this age, and all earlier ages, do not use surplus, which society has given them, primarily for useful purposes. They do not seek to expand their own lives, to live more wisely, intelligently, understanding, but to impress other people with the fact that they have a surplus…spending money, time and effort quite uselessly in the pleasurable business of inflating the ego.

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The Unheroic Hypothesis.

The Unheroic Hypothesis– the sense of defeat, or disaster, or futility, that seems to underlie so much modern writing. Colin Wilson- The Age of Defeat

The impetus that makes you fly is our great human possession. Everybody has it. It is the feeling of being linked with the roots of power, but one soon becomes afraid of this feeling.. That is why most people shed their wings and prefer to walk and obey the law.

Hermann Hesse- Demian

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