Monday, 7 November 2016

Civilisation's Double Life

Civilisation is comprised of those who are awake and those who are asleep. 

Moreover, it is striking that, while many live with their eyes closed, going to jobs and forgetting themselves in entertainment, there is a whole pagan jungle under the white collar surface of everyday life - what Nietzsche termed the demi-monde of mainstream civilisation - of people passionately and eloquently communicating insight into the world and otherwise trusting their intellectual and artistic instincts. 

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