— Being and Nothingness by Jean-Paul Sartre “Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.”
Spending some quality time with Sartre and his Being and Nothingness. Challenging book, but undoubtedly among the timeless philosophies. I’m not enjoying myself reading it, but I enjoy the fact that I feel this way…
“The rich world likes and wishes to believe that someone, somewhere, is doing something for the Third World. For this reason, it does not inquire too closely into the motives or practices of anyone who fulfills, however vicariously, this mandate.”
Far be it from me to come over all Freudian, but there has to be latent significance in the manifestation of a group of men boring through the ground inside a giant, phallic-shaped machine with a woman’s name. And not just one group of men: we’re talking eight, for eight phallic-shaped machines, all of which bear women’s names.