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“What surprises you most about mankind?”

She answered: “That they get bored of being children, are in a rush to grow up, and then long to be children again.¬†That they lose their health to make money and then lose their money to restore their health. That by thinking anxiously about the future, they forget the present, such that they live neither for the present nor the future. That they live as if they will never die, and they die as if they never had lived…”

Her hands took mine and we were silent. After a long period, I said, “May I ask you another question?” (more…)


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