“men of action–are genuinely nonplussed. For them a wall is not an evasion, as for us people who think and consequently do nothing; it is not an excuse for turning aside, an excuse for which we are always very glad, though we scarcely believe in it ourselves, as a rule.” – No, they are nonplussed in all sincerity. The wall has for them something tranquillising, morally soothing. ..I envy such a man till I am green in the face. He is stupid. I am not disputing that, but perhaps the normal man should be stupid, how do you know? Perhaps it is very beautiful, in fact.
Notes from the Underground (Fyodor Dostoyevsky) http://ift.tt/1kkPUI8

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