Douglas Murray Are Deep Thinkers More Lonely

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Says Loneliness Is A Kind Of Tax We

have to pay to atone for a certain complexity of mind that’s true that’s true that’s not bad for Allah yeah it’s true , but that’s laid on top of or there’s a magnifying effect or a multiplier here, which is the complexity of mind plus the decision of whether or not to deploy this into the real world well again that depends on whether or not your first forays were received warmly or not seth Godin had this amazing insight where he said a lot of the time we need support, but only the first time around that when you start to get some positive reinforcement Over time, you can be you can become more bone-headed. You can become more singularly driven yes, but the first time can be more difficult to get through and I think that’s true a. Troubling one in a way is the one that the older you get. I’m now in my 40s. I’m 42 now but I was speaking musician friend the other day who just one of his seniors that just died and I know what was on my mind was on his, which is is the fact that as you as you get older in your profession your career you you notice the people who you looked to you obviously thought were always going to be there go and then of course you have the inevitable thing of oh hell that’s gonna have to be the position that’s filled by people of my generation and there’s a responsibility that comes from that there’s also there’s also when you’re starting off hopefully you will have I certainly had great mentors and people I sought out really they didn’t.

Just Get Given To Me I Sought Them

out to help me start off and of course they die off, but then they don’t entirely because that which got you started is is is you become carries forward within you. Yeah and and so it is a sort of eternal process of it’s what Tom stoppard in Arcadia describes he says at one point something like he says you know the character um this is the the student says says to tutor something like she says how can you cope with the fact that all these players were lost in the library at Alexandria. You know this number by Aesculus this number by that how can you cope with all these things that were lost and he says because nothing is lost? Nothing is lost to the march. He says the plays that were lost will come back in fragments or return again in another language. We shed as we pick up nothing’s lost to the march but all we have is the march.

Its A Constant Process Of Loss

and renewal and discovery and loss and rediscovery again and almost every profession. I would have thought is like that being a writer is particularly like that because you see the people who started you off as they start to fall away. You have and keep certain things they gave you and there are for me at any rate. There are connections I feel to people who I never met through people. I did know and now I feel quite often walking through a library or in a bookshop or something I feel like almost the whole place is surrounded by friends somehow you know Oh I I think I knew him sometimes it is something I know, but more often I give a connection to that person and so the whole thing is a sort of is a is like a a constant rediscovery that’s what that’s what t.

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S Eliot Saw It As Its Like Im

sorry. I sound like I’m waffling, but I’m coming to a major point. I promise um a version of history and ideas that is um common at the moment which is endless progress and I never really believed in that just innately. I didn’t think that things were always getting better. I always thought it was all up for grabs.

I Dont Know Why Ive.

always thought that but I did even the people who believed in the sort of Fukiyama stuff you had to have but about two world wars. Those are two quite big footnotes. You know to a theory but the theory of progress is most people including people.

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I Meet Grown-Ups All The Time Who

believe in it everything’s always just getting better inevitably um and they think that art and other things goes along an inevitable path getting better and better bigger and bigger clearer and clearer more and more accomplished. But there’s another way of seeing things, which is the one I’ve just been trying to outline which is that it’s actually cyclical the whole thing that things are lost and come around again and that’s that’s the case with ideas for sure. I mean our libraries die every day in the heads of people and they will hopefully. Reborn in another head the same day Goethe says somewhere in one of his poems about the the need to recreate that which has been created.

And I Think Thats One Of The

great noble enterprises, which is to recreate that which has been created to rediscover that which has been as elite put it lost and found and lost again and again and everything’s like that all the time wisdom is being lost, but hopefully it’s being picked up again by someone else. You know every time you lose you lose somebody irreplaceable and they’re not replaced but somebody else steps in and that’s the march. What’s happening people if you enjoyed that then press here for the full unedited episode and Don’t forget to subscribe peace.

Summary

Says loneliness is a kind of tax we have to pay to atone for a certain complexity of mind . Over time, you can be you can become more bone-headed, but the first time can be more difficult to get through and I think that’s true a.& Troubling one in a way is the one that the older you get. I’m now in my 40s.& I’m 42 now but I was speaking musician friend the other day who just one of his seniors that just died and I know what was on my mind was on his, which is is the fact that as you as you get older in your profession your career you notice the people who you looked to you obviously thought were always going to be there go . Then of course you have the inevitable thing of oh hell that’s gonna have to be the position that’s gotta be filled by people of my generation and there’s a responsibility that comes from that . There’s also there‚Äôs also…. Click here to read more and watch the full video