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Rereading as Rebirth: Young Susan Sontag on Personal Growth, the Pleasures of Revisiting Beloved Books, and Her Rereading List
Rereading as Rebirth: Young Susan Sontag on Personal Growth, the Pleasures of Revisiting Beloved Books, and Her Rereading List

“Stop! I cannot think this fast! Or rather I cannot grow this fast!”

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The Day Dostoyevsky Discovered the Meaning of Life in a Dream
The Day Dostoyevsky Discovered the Meaning of Life in a Dream

“And it is so simple… You will instantly find how to live.”

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Why Haters Hate: Kierkegaard Explains the Psychology of Bullying and Online Trolling in 1847
Why Haters Hate: Kierkegaard Explains the Psychology of Bullying and Online Trolling in 1847

“Showing that they don’t care about me, or caring that I should know they don’t care about me, still denotes dependence.”

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Kierkegaard on the Individual vs. the Crowd, Why We Conform, and the Power of the Minority
Kierkegaard on the Individual vs. the Crowd, Why We Conform, and the Power of the Minority

“Truth always rests with the minority … because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of a majority is illusory, formed by the gangs who have no opinion.”

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Anaïs Nin on Inner Conflict, the Connectedness of All Things, and What Maturity Really Means
Anaïs Nin on Inner Conflict, the Connectedness of All Things, and What Maturity Really Means

“Any experience carried out deeply to its ultimate leads you beyond yourself into a larger relation to the experience of others.”

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Artist Anne Truitt on the Ideal Daily Routine and How Parenting Shapes Our Capacity for Savoring Solitude
Artist Anne Truitt on the Ideal Daily Routine and How Parenting Shapes Our Capacity for Savoring Solitude

“It is heavenly to work until I am tired… [After dinner] I usually return to my solitude, happy to have been in good company, happy to leave it.”

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