It took a lockdown to make me go back to different schools of thought. Still processing what is going on internally while resisting the urge to join the high-strung stream of exchanges and endless partisan bashing on social media. In a sort of futile attempt to conduct a little housekeeping on my feed, I cannot help but acknowledge the countless intellectuals in the world and gave up on hitting the ‘Snooze… and ‘Unfollow’ buttons when my thumb started to hurt. In this I am certain I am not an isolated case.
On to today’s Daily Drucker nugget…
Thus Spoke Zarathustra
I picked this up for inspiration. I did not need any more convincing that this is one of those books tucked away in my memory bank, reminding me of college and the smell of our non-air-conditioned study hall and our much cozier library. I selected this out of the pack because I want to imagine myself walking around the city for miles or taking a hike and enjoying every moment without watching the number of steps or the calories I burn. More of a mental, emotional and spiritual exercise in one.
Let me leave you with this quote from Nietzsche as I pray for the day we all get to enjoy the outdoors again:
“Let him be educated enough to think little of his own education, to think scornfully even; then he can confidently follow the lead of an author who ventures to address him only from a place of ignorance, a perspective of knowing that he does not know.”