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Month: March 2018

The Curse of Consciousness

The Curse of Consciousness

  Dostoevsky, in his classic book, Notes from the Underground, states I swear, gentlemen, that to be too conscious is an illness – a real thorough-going illness. For man’s everyday needs, it would have been quite enough to have the ordinary human consciousness, that is, half or a quarter of the amount which falls to the lot of a cultivated man . . .1 This is a very curious notion. One would think that greater consciousness, more awareness, is to…

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