The joy of nothing

Freedom is freedom from something. It is a subtraction. The less of us there is, the freer we are. As men, our goal is to become nobody in particular.

Freedom cuts across the cultural grain. In the West, solutions are typically proposed in terms of more, not less.

“Be nothing. Know nothing. Have nothing. This is the only happiness worth having.”

Statements like this stun the mind. We are like the bird that flies into a window.

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