The Wellspring of Well Being

This graduated role reversal of humility is an act worth thinking about. Revolutions take place despite our preoccupation with initiation. As the world turns, living is perpetual, limited to our species in a language only.

By René Descartes, George Steiner,

Apr 23, 2022
3 min read

The Wellspring of Well Being

It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well."
— René Descartes (1596-1650)
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The Wellspring of Well-Being

It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well."
— René Descartes (1596-1650)

The titled responsive of, "The Wellspring of Well-Being" is looking on the positive side of this Cartesian quotation.  Does a "good" mind imply something Platonoic? I hope so, for the hierarchy of this ordered arrangement is beauty confined, defined and self-evident.  

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René Descartes was a French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist.
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I will remember that when I write your biography

The immense majority of human biographies are a gray transit between domestic spasm and oblivion."
— George Steiner (1929-2020)

The titled responsion is telling. I daydream about one day writing a biography about George Steiner. The problem that I see right out of the gate is that I want to focus on engaging with the corpus of his work and let biographical. I don't think I actually have the inkling to do a good biographical telling of George.

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Francis George Steiner, was a literary critic, essayist, philosopher, novelist, and educator. He wrote extensively about the relationship between language, literature and society.
What does George Steiner have in common with other intellectual giants of the past? Find out on planksip.

This graduated role reversal of humility is an act worth thinking about. Revolutions take place despite our preoccupation with initiation. As the world turns, living is perpetual, limited to our species in a language only.

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