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Single Idea 21910

[catalogued under 23. Ethics / F. Existentialism / 4. Boredom]

Full Idea

Our destiny in this life is to be brought to the highest pitch of world-weariness.

Gist of Idea

Our destiny is the highest pitch of world-weariness


Søren Kierkegaard (The Journals of Kierkegaard [1850], 1855.09.25), quoted by Alastair Hannay - Kierkegaard 10

Book Reference

Hannay,Alastair: 'Søren Kierkegaard: critical lives' [Reaktion Books 2018], p.156

A Reaction

The beginning of his last entry. Hardly a great general truth, but interesting. Should we aspire to exhaust life?