Every philosopher’s deepest motivation is a chance at unbridled exploration of the unknown. To traverse fresh terrain; to touch unspoiled promise; to know what nobody else has ever known before – that’s what’s good. But what invariably results from such pursuits is the realization of what everybody else, what all of nature, already knew all along: that what’s known can’t be undone and what’s unknown is never done in the first place. Damn it all.
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