A Quote to Think Upon (II)

January 30, 2012 at 14:54 | Posted in Everything | 3 Comments

“A geological plication, a storm do not destroy…they merely modify the distribution of masses of beings. There is no less after the storm than before. There is something else. Even this expression is improper, for to posit otherness there must be a witness who can retain the past in some manner and compare it to the present in the form of no longer. In the absence of this witness, there is being before as after the storm—that is all. If a cyclone can bring about the death of certain living beings, this death will be destruction only if it is experienced as such. In order for destruction to exist, there must be first a relation of man to being—i.e., a transcendence; and within the limits of this relation, it is necessary that man apprehend on being as destructible.”

-Jean-Paul Sartre, Being and Nothingness



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  1. Cool. :3

    It basically illustrates things I already knew (ex. matter is just changing, when we die we won’t be experiencing anything and it won’t seem – well, anything, and certainly not bad, and sometimes things are only seen in certain ways because of the words that have been slapped on them) and on its surface points out something I didn’t think of (but is kind of meaningless).

  2. Yep, I thought you’d like this, so as soon as I read it I put it on here.

  3. Cool, thanks. :3

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