With or Without Possibility…

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February 3, 2014 by jmw

“Everyone who dismisses the possibility that his existence could be forfeited in the next moment – unless he hopes for the possibility of the good and therefore does not dismiss this possibility – everyone who lives without possibility is in despair; he breaks with the eternal; he arbitrarily closes off possibility and without the assent of eternity he makes an end where the end is not, instead of doing as one who takes dictation and continually keeps his pencil ready for the next words so that he does not presume to put down a period meaninglessly before the meaning is complete or rebelliously to throw the pencil away.” 
– Søren Kierkegaard, Works of Love, 236

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