Saturday, December 10, 2011

Eric Hoffer: Something to think about

No. 4

It seems that we are most busy when we do not do the one thing we ought to do; most greedy when we cannot have the one thing we really want; most hurried when we can never arrive; most self-righteous when irrevocably in the wrong.

There is apparently a link between excess and unattainability

-- Eric Hoffer --
from The Passionate State of Mind

Why excess? Perhaps we hope to distract ourselves?

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