Sitting In A Room Alone – Why Pascal Was Spot On

Back in the 1600’s, distinguished French inventor and physicist Blaise Pascal wrote “All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” As some of you may know, I moved to the UK from South Africa during the early part of 2019. Life is of course different here, most notably in the realm of … Continue reading Sitting In A Room Alone – Why Pascal Was Spot On

But I don’t think of you

One of the most profound lines I've come across in literature is a remarkably simple one - “But I don’t think of you.” About half way through Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead, our ‘hero’ and antagonist, by chance, eventually come face to face for the first time outside a building at night. Ellsworth Toohey, the antagonist … Continue reading But I don’t think of you