Although I haven't read the book beyond the camels incident, I found these excerpts very interesting.
: was useless. Why not enjoy what you had?" -- A
: very common sentiment among intellectuals as well as
: people with material ambitions. Why spend all this
: time reading hard books when we could sit in front of
: the TV all day with a beer like everyone else?
If only we could find a less extreme spot between "ambition is useless" and wasting time away in front of the tv. I swing between these two extremes but today I am hopeful of achieving the balance. (today was a good day, I did a lot of useful and ambitious things, plus I watched last night's daily show, colbert report, and then parts of Obama's speech.)
: Chapter 7, page 60: "He thought of himself as
: both a Socialist and an aesthetician, having been
: somewhat influenced by the writings of William
Is he a reader? Where does he find the books?
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