There are few things humans are more dedicated to than unhappiness. Had we been placed on earth by a malign creator for the exclusive purpose of suffering, we would have good reason to congratulate ourselves on our enthusiastic response to the task. Reasons to be inconsolable abound: the frailty of our bodies, the fickleness of love, the insincerities of social life, the compromises of friendship, the deadening effects of habit. In the face of such persistent ills, we might naturally expect that no event would be awaited with greater anticipation than the moment of our extinction.
I think that life would suddenly seem wonderful to us if we were threatened to die as you say. Just think of how many projects, travels, love affairs, studies it – our life – hides from us, made invisible by our laziness which, certain of a future, delays them incessantly.
Tocmai am citit o recenzie ce mi-a placut si m-a convins sa adaug inca o linie la a mea Wishlist (acea lista cu cartile pe care imi doresc sa le citesc si ce creste cu fiecare zi ce trece). In ea se vorbeste despre cartea Cum Proust iti poate schimba viata scrisa de Alain de Botton, iar recenzia o puteti citi aici: Cum Proust iti poate schimba viata .
Ati citit-o ? Ce parere aveti? Daca nu, ati adauga-o la lista voastra?
§For my English speaking readers
I just ran into a really nice review that convinced me to add the book How Proust Can Change Your Life written by Alain de Botton to my Wishlist.
Here is where you can read the review: Proust can really change your life .
Have you read it? Would you add it to your own wishlist?