Friday, January 4, 2008

more from Agathe - Ulrich's diary

"...Our reality, as far as it is dependent on us, is for the most part only an expression of opinion, although we ascribe every imaginable kind of importance to it. We may give our lives a specific manifestation in the stones of buildings: it is always done for the sake of a meaning we impute to it. We may kill or sacrifice ourselves: we are acting only on the basis of a supposition. I might even say that all our passions are mere suppositions; how often we err in them; we can fall into them merely out of a longing for decisiveness! [religion, military, political activism, social activism]. And also, doing something out of 'free' will really assumes that it is merely being done at the instigation of an opinion....

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