Julie’s February 2021 Blog

One of my life signatures involves an inherent tendency to seek out alternative ways of considering—well, everything. Today’s quote from Michel De Montaigne:

“He who fears he will suffer, already suffers because he fears.”

2 Replies to “Julie’s February 2021 Blog”

  1. Despite the Buddhist claim that “Life is suffering” (because humankind is the only life aware of death), the Montaigne quote sharpens perspective where it matters most—and suggests an antidote: meaning doesn’t exist “out there” in the world’s/universe’s absurdity and utter indifference toward “us,” but can be found only within stripped of those even deeper absurdities religion, politics, and infantile ego.

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