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2016-01-26 21:42:19 Post No. 7628057
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What are some instances when your thinking lined up directly with the author's?
For me, while reading ride the tiger
>But to avoid straying too far from my argument, the point is that the most acute forms of the modern existential crisis are appearing today at the margin of a civilization of prosperity, as witness the currents in the new generation that have been described. One sees there rebellion, dis- gust, and anger manifesting not in a wretched and oppressed subprole- tariat but often in young people who lack nothing, even in millionaires' children. And among other things it is a significant fact, statistically proven, that suicide is much rarer in poor countries than in rich ones, showing that the problematic life is felt more in the latter than in the former. Blank despair can occur right up to the finishing-post of socio- economic messianism, asln the musical comedy about a Utopian island where they have everything, "fun, women, and whiskey," but also the ever-recurrent sense of the emptiness of existence, the sense that some- thing is still missing.
Holy shit, reading this was just like going through my own thoughts, to the suicide statistic and everything.