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Wednesday
Jan232019

Escape and The Cage of Independence

…the act of disobedience [eating from the forbidden tree of knowledge] as an act of freedom is the beginning of reason…the original harmony between man and nature is broken…Man has become separate from nature, he has taken the first step toward becoming human by becoming an ‘individual’…He has committed the first act of freedom.  The myth emphasizes the suffering resulting from this act.  To transcend nature, to be alienated from nature and from another human being, finds man naked, ashamed. He is alone and free, yet powerless and afraid.  The newly won freedom appears as a curse; he is free from the sweet bondage of paradise, but he is not free to govern himself, to realize his individuality.  - Erich Fromm, Escape From Freedom, Chapter 2



Monday
May152017

Question

What do you think Thoreau was referring to with “if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”

Sunday
Jan202013

Pop-up Town

Saturday
Jan012011

Pop-up town

Popville by Anouck Boisrobert and Louis Rigaud