#61 – #Oldbutgold Kierkegaard

This is what is sad when one contemplates human life, that so many live out their lives in quiet lostness… they live, as it were, away from themselves and vanish like shadows. Their immortal souls are blown away, and they are not disquieted by the question of its immortality, because they are already disintegrated before they die.

– Either/Or

 

[see also: concept of self-murder, that the common ego is in some sense the ghost of the self]

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