Friday, March 29, 2013

Confronting the Unknown

With the unknown, one is confronted with danger, discomfort and worry; the first instinct is to abolish these painful sensations. First principle: any explanation is better then none. The question "Why?" is not pursued for its own sake but to find a certain kind of answer--an answer that is pacifying, tranquilizing and soothing.

--Friedrich Nietzsche, 'Twilight of the Idols'


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