Gotthold Lessing (1729-1781) wrote in Anti-Goeze: It is not possession of the truth, but rather the pursuit of truth that he would choose. Possession of the truth makes one passive, indolent, and proud.
As true and fine this arc of life may appear, there is no avoiding the suffering and isolation in the end. The world is rotten. That’s our curse to bear.I think of when I was young and didn’t know like I know now, but still had that sense, the darkness looming, that what was coming was a dreadful thing, sudden and terrible. Life was a burning house, everything eventually consumed, down to the last timber.
Maybe that’s why I like to hide in the bathroom downstairs.