On Sunday, one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th Century, one of my favorite authors, and someone I consider a hero of the human spirit, passed away…
One should never direct people towards happiness, because happiness too is an idol of the market-place. One should direct them towards mutual affection. A beast gnawing at its prey can be happy too, but only human beings can feel affection for each other, and this is the highest achievement they can aspire to.
-- Alexander Solzhenitsyn –
Several of my own writings/reviews on Solzhenitsyn:
1, 2, 3.
Wishing you all, a great Tuesday!